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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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Where is Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA? 

Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA

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


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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - Alexander Aircraft Plant
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Alexander Aircraft Plant

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

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - United States Post Office and Federal Court House
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
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Acacia Hotel - Showing Platte Avenue with Pike's Peak in Distance

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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...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...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...Read MORE...

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...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, ...Read MORE...

1916
Colorado Springs, a city, the capital of El Paso co., Colo., at the intersection of the Denver and...Read MORE...

News  1923 - Train Accident
Colorado Springs, - Arthur Piper, 18 years old, of 2616 South Pennsylvania street, Denver was...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,...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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Stewart
flag  Clarence Paul STEWART (26 February 1892, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - , )
 

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Tiffany
  Frederick TIFFANY (25 July 1932, New York - 11 August 2010, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
 

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