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Surviving Royal Gorge buildings to be preserved after fire

By: The Associated Press
July 21, 2013 Updated: July 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm
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photo - Visitors and employees leave the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park as smoke billows skyward Tuesday, June 11 from a fire near the gorge in western Fremont County west of Canon City. File photo by Brian Bowen/Special to the Chieftain
Visitors and employees leave the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park as smoke billows skyward Tuesday, June 11 from a fire near the gorge in western Fremont County west of Canon City. File photo by Brian Bowen/Special to the Chieftain 

CANON CITY — The state historical society has pledged $40,000 to help preserve three stone buildings and the Incline Railway at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the stone buildings are the only remaining historical structures there besides the bridge after the June 11 Royal Gorge Fire (http://bit.ly/156I6xQ ).

One of the buildings housed the Incline Railway's operating equipment. Another once housed an ice cream shop, and the third was a caretaker's cabin.

The buildings were built in 1931 along with the incline.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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