Part of the territory included in the United States' 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the current city area was designated part of the 1854 Kansas Territory. In 1859, after the first local settlement was established, it became part of the Jefferson Territory on October 24 and of El Paso County on November 28. Colorado City at the Front Range confluence of Fountain and Camp creeks was "formally organized on August 13, 1859" during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. It served as the capital of the Colorado Territory from November 5, 1861, until August 14, 1862, when the capital was moved to Denver.
In 1871 the Colorado Springs Company laid out the towns of La Font (later called Manitou Springs) and Fountain Colony, upstream and downstream respectively, of Colorado City. Within a year, Fountain Colony would be renamed "Colorado Springs", and was officially incorporated...wikipedia
1885 - Helen Hunt Jackson, the novelist, has two homes in Colorado, one in the town of Colorado Springs, and the other in Cheyenne Mountain, 6,000 feet above the sea level.
St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan July 4, 1885 Added: 5/21/2014 9:35:21 AM - 1 Updated: 6/15/2014 8:09:25 PM - 1
1901 - Boy Drowned at Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7. - Leonard Greely of Denver, aged 15, was drowned at Broadmor Casino lake this afternoon, while swimming with five other boys. He got into water over his depth and became exhausted. Efforts of associates to save him were unavailing. The Durango Democrat Durango, Colorado June 8, 1901 Added: 3/6/2014 8:26:25 AM - 1 Updated: 6/15/2014 8:09:47 PM - 1
1902 - FIRE BURNED OUT AN AGED COUPLE. Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning a fire alarm from box 48 called the department to 230 West Vermijo street where a fire was destroying the personal effects of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martin, an aged couple.
The place in which they were living was a small building covered with corrugated iron. The ...Read MORE...
1902 - MRS. TAYLOR BRUISED IN CAR COLLISION Another collision between a street car and a Santa Fe train occurred at the Pike's Peak avenue crossing last night shortly before 9 o'clock.
A Knob hill car, coming from the hill, ran into a freight engine which was passing over the crossing. The front end of the car was smashed in and a lady...Read MORE...
1909 - Several Injured In Street Car Panic. Fuse Blows Out, Causing A Wild Scramble. Miss Gustason of Denver and O. A. Aubrey of Manitou Attended by Physicians.
Miss Alva Gustason of Denver, O. A. Aubrey of Manitou and other passengers of a Manitou Street car were injured late yesterday afternoon during a stampede of the occupants who were panic stricken as the result of the...Read MORE...
1910 - LIGHTNING KILLS SEVEN IN COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., Sept. 22 - As the result of the electrical storms yesterday and last night, seven persons were killed by lightning in the mountains east of here, according to advices today. The victims are six men and one woman, only three of whom have been identified.
1916 Colorado Springs, a city, the capital of El Paso co., Colo., at the intersection of the Denver and Rio Grande, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific and other railroads, 75 miles S. of Denver and near the foot of Pike's Peak. It has an elevation of 6000 feet. It is a fashionable summer- and...Read MORE...
1923 - Train Accident Colorado Springs, - Arthur Piper, 18 years old, of 2616 South Pennsylvania street, Denver was probably fatally injured and Vern Marsh, 19 years old. of 2882 South Bannock street, Denver, was painfully bruised a few days ago when a handcar on which they were riding was struck by a southbound...Read MORE...
1943 - CAPTAIN, SERGEANT DIE IN PLANE CRASH. Great Falls, Mont. - (UP) - Capt. NIELS CHIEVITZ, 44, Minneapolis, and Sgt. ROBERT B. RUE, 23, Cincinnati, O., were killed when a Liberator bomber crashed and burned 5 miles southeast of Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colo., seventh ferrying group officers announced Tuesday. The bomber, piloted ...Read MORE...
1954 - March 31 - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo, established
(25 July 1932, New York - 11 August 2010, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
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