Cañon City, Colorado 150th Anniversary
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Only 150 individually numbered rifles will be made!
24 Karat Gold-Plated on the receiver cover and buttplate with a Satin Finish
Engraved on a fully-functional Henry Golden Boy chambered in .22LR
Included with purchase:
Engraved Bowie Knife with 24 Karat Gold-Plated Accents
Handmade French-Fitted Carrying Case
Made and Engraved in the USA!
Cañon City, Colorado 150th Anniversary – 1872-2022 - The place you call Home.
The place where you and your Family came to settle. Those brave Pioneers searching for Freedom and Prosperity endured many hardships along the way. A community with lush red canyons, majestic mountains watching over the town, and streets lined with history. Cañon City has survived and prevailed through the hardships of the 19th and 20th centuries.
In 1860, business man Alexander M. Cassaday moved his family to beautiful Colorado in hopes of getting into the oil industry. Along with his two business partners, they purchased land and began drilling in 1862, striking oil and becoming the first oil well west of the Mississippi River.
At the same time of the oil discovery and the silver rush, the search for coal began. One man seeking prosperity was Jesse Frazer. “Uncle Jesse”, as he was called, discovered the first coal outcropping and claimed it in 1860. He is credited with helping build the reputation of Cañon city and reviving economic activity.
With the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, along with the discovery of gold, Cañon City’s population increased and the townsfolk demanded a hotel. William H. McClure was just the man for the deed. With a deep pride and love for his town, he saw unlimited possibilities and growth. Using his own finances, he built the McClure House in 1874, a three-story Italian style hotel with 66 rooms for visitors. He financed many of the first stone buildings, now making up historic downtown.
Cañon City had dark times. In spring of 1863 the town, unfortunately, fell victim to the Bloody Espinosas. Their murderous path was surrounded with an air of mystery. No one knew what had provoked them, and their crimes were as unpredictable as Colorado weather. After killing almost ten community members, a large group of townsmen went out to find them. The party trailed the three criminals to their camp, where they surprised the Bloody Espinosas in a sneak attack. In the excitement two of the three were killed, with the other succeeding in escaping to Mexico. He later met his fate when he was killed by a mountaineer. In total, 32 people were killed by the Bloody Espinosas across the western US and into Mexico. It is no wonder Cañon City is the “Gateway to the Authentic West”.
Heroes and Patriots is proud to present this Special Limited-Edition Henry Golden Boy .22LR rifle. With 24Kt. Gold plating in a satin finish on the Receiver cover and Butt plate and Engraved all over, it will become a treasured Family heirloom worthy of passing down in the Family. Makes a great gift for Retirement, Bonuses for Employees and Executives, Birthdays, Holidays, Fundraisers and more!
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