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A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains

In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes ‘in search of health’ and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that … Continue reading »

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A Taste of Castle Rock

Visiting the past through the eyes of our predecessors is a tantalizing way to unfold appetites and discover the heritage that contributed to what Castle Rock, Colorado is today. This book enfolds events, recipes and historical tidbits that whet your taste buds and excite your imagination of what makes Castle Rock, Colorado, great.

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Ancient Denvers

A look at how the geology, environment, and landscape of what is now Denver has changed over the millennia.

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Antique Baggage Cart – Matted Photo

This amazing print is of a carefully restored antique railroad baggage cart in front of the Castle Rock Museum. Masterfully photographed by Claudine Phibbs.

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Baseball Cap

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum logo is available emblazoned on a variety of styles and colors of baseball caps. Choose your favorite to proudly show your support of local history!

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Caboose Pencil Sharpener

The iconic Caboose was a specialized car at the end of a train. It provided shelter for the crew, but more importantly, it provided a vantage point to watch for overheating axle bearings, which could fail and derail the train. The crew could also spot other potential hazards, like load shifting or damaged cars. This little … Continue reading »

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Castle Rock An Architectural & Historical Walking Tour

The age of “hard copy” documents and books is almost a thing of the past. A few die-hards, such as myself, still cherish holding a book in their hands. This book is one that you can carry with you as you walk the streets of a Castle Rock that is nearly forgotten. It is an … Continue reading »

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Castle Rock Christmas CD

Christmas music performed live by local Castle Rock musicians.

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Castle Rock Depot Print

This beautiful print depicts the original Castle Rock railroad depot. Delicately painted by Mary Cornish.

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Castle Rock Ornament

This handmade wood-burned ornament was created by a local Castle Rock artist. On the front, is burned the outline of Castle Rock’s famous rock and the adorning star. On the back is burned 1881, the year that Castle Rock was incorporated. Since each ornament is natural wood that’s burned by hand, each one is a … Continue reading »

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Castle Rock Station Sign

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Castle Rock Train Depot T-Shirt

Show off your support of Castle Rock with this iconic picture from the early 1900’s of the Castle Rock Train Depot.  The shirt is in stock in the Castle Rock Museum.

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Castle Rock: A Grass Roots History

A look at the exciting grass-roots history of beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado.

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Classic Train Set

This charming model train will delight children and adults alike.

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Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis

This lively best seller by leading Colorado historians Steve Leonard and Tom Noel is the most comprehensive survey ever written of the Mile High metropolis. Informative and richly illustrated, Denver covers the developing region from the mountain towns of Boulder and Jefferson counties to the High Plains settlements of Adams and Arapahoe counties, with more … Continue reading »

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Douglas County: Images of America

Castle Rock Writers bring readers a collection of vintage images and sketches of Douglas County from approximately 1861 to 1950, covering the settling of towns such as Parker and Sedalia and rural areas like Cherry Valley and Daniel’s Park. Early homesteaders, adventurers, and prospectors journeyed west following the 900-plus miles along the Cherokee Trail, seeking … Continue reading »

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