September 2014 

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- Exhibits and Events

     *Admission is always free

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum will be offering heritage walking and biking tours of the downtown area on the fourth Saturday of each month from June through September.  
Tours begin at The Courtyard on Perry Street, between 3rd and 4th streets and start at 10:30 am. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes. Group tours are available by reservation. 
The tours will conclude at the Castle Rock Museum located at 420 Elbert Street Castle Rock, Co. 80104

Presentation and Demonstration a Success

You couldn't have asked for better weather for Saturday August 16th's presentation and demonstration on rhyolite. Society member and local historian,Jerry Persall spoke on how rhyolite was formed over 30 million years ago from a volcanic eruption near Mt. Princeton. Following his presentation, Tom Smith, a local stone mason demonstrated how large blocks of stone are cut to size and trimmed by hand. The audience was mesmerized by his trimming technique and were thrilled with the many samples of stone given away.

Visit the newest exhibit to the museum.

"Building with Rhyolite"

See buildings from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne that were built using local rhyolite from Castle Rock's quarries. 



September's Free Presentation

September 11, 2014
Refreshments at 6:45 pm, Presentation at 7:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library
100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, Co. 80104
Former Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputy Dennis Potter will present on the 1960 Adolph Coors III investigation and murder. Coors was found in Douglas County.

- September's Calendar

  • September 11th - Castle Rock Historical Society's FREE Presentation - The Adolph Coors III Murder
  • September 27th -  Heritage Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Castle Rock
  • September 27th - Dusk Walking tour of the Bear Canyon Cemetery

Coming in October...

  • Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum's FREE Monthly Presentation

    Speaker: Ed Bathke
    Topic: The History of Roxborough  
     Location: Phillip Miller Library 
                        100 S. Wilcox St.
                        Castle Rock, Co 80104
     Date/Time: Thursday, October 9, 2014 
     Refreshments at 6:45 pm, program starts at 7:00 pm.                       


THE 5 W's

Do you know about this present day historical location?
Come into the museum for the answers to these questions.

- History Corner

Clarence B. Frink

Bear Canyon Cemetery
Old Cemetery South
Block B, Row 2, Lot 4
Clarence Frink was born in 1879 and began acquiring his dairy interests in Colorado in 1902. He built his creamery headquarters in Larkspur where the unique grasses made for a good supply of milk and the business provided a livelihood for local residents and ranchers. The creameries expanded into Castle Rock, Sedalia, Spring Valley, Kiowa and Monument. C.G. Carlson from Denver joined Frink in his endeavor and together they controlled the dairy business in Douglas County for several years. The Carlson Frink Creamery was well known for its Black Canyon Cheese that were distributed throughout the state. When in full operation the creamery used 800 pounds of milk a day. A gallon of milk sold for 10 cents and a half-gallon for 5 cents.  Clarence Frink Passed away in 1945 and is buried at Bear Canyon Cemetery with his wife and two sons. In 1965 a flood destroyed what was left of the disbanding Carlson Frink Creamery. The Frink family home can still be seen in Larkspur on Spruce Mountain Road.

- Historical Society News

Lionel Oberlin, the first Director of the Castle Rock Museum, has moved to Seattle to be near his daughter, Wendy. He has an apartment at the Emeritus Senior Living Center.  His new address is

805 4th Ave. N. #254
Seattle, Wa. 98109 
I am sure he would love to get a card from his many old friends.
Free to a good home or for a small donation.  The Museum has 10 of these storage containers which are not in use.  If you are interested or want more information call the museum. They are about 2 ft in diameter and about 4 ft in height.

Recycle - Save those aluminum cans!! A HUGE thank you to those who have been donating cans!!

The museum collects and recycles aluminum cans to raise money for matching grants. Bring those cans to the museum and use the green container next to the bathroom. Aluminum cans only please. Anything else will be removed by the recycling company. Help the environment and raise a little money for the museum. 
Mission: The Castle Rock Historical Society operates the Castle Rock museum, celebrates, educates, and brings together people interested in the preservation of the heritage of the Castle Rock, Colorado area.
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Opportunities to Contribute

You know we need you!! Thank you to those who help with hands, time and money. Whatever your skill is, it can help the community in your historical little town of Castle Rock.
To find out how you can help email .
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