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Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA

"Colorado Springs, a beautiful city, the capital of El Paso co, Colorado, at the intersection of several railroad lines, 75 miles S. of Denver, and near the foot of Pike" Peak. It has an elevation of 6000 feet. It is a fashionable summer resort, and is surrounded by beautiful scene: The climate is serene, mild, and healthy. The city contains 2 national banks, 1 other bank, several hotels, 14 church" the Colorado College, 2 daily and several weekly newspaper offices, public school buildings which cost $235,000, two fine sanitariums, a Catholic hospital, and a state school for deaf-mutes. Here also is the Childs-Drexel Printers' Home. Pop. in 1890, 11,140."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 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

  • News 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 oth...Read MORE...


  • News 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 persona...Read MORE...


  • News 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.

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  • News 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 passeng...Read MORE...


  • News 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 moun...Read MORE...


  • Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
    Alexander Aircraft Plant

    "The Alexander Aircraft Company was an aircraft manufacturer in Colorado in 1925.

    The company began life as the Alexander Film Company that specialized in film advertising, and the younger J. Don Alexander decided that ... Read MORE...

  • 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 an...Read MORE...


  • News 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. o...Read MORE...


  • Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
    United States Post Office and Federal Court House
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
    Acacia Hotel - Showing Platte Avenue with Pike's Peak in Distance

    "The Acacia Park Hotel opened on July 7, 1907 to cater to tourists and business travelers visiting the Pike Peak region. When a fourth story was added in 1910, the 150-room... Read MORE...

  • News 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 cra...Read MORE...


  • 1954 - March 31 - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo, established

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  • 1959 - September 29 - A storm produced 28 inches of snow at Colorado Springs, CO.

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