Miners seeking their riches not only packed their pick-axes to southern Colorado, but brought along their grapevines as well. Makes you wonder: A good backup plan, perhaps? Apparently, the vines established more than a seed in the mind of Governor George A. Crawford, who in 1890, planted 60 acres of grapes and fruit alongside Rapid […]
Q&A with Adam Leech: Hobo Nickel History & Artform Clad in a tie-dye Misfits T-shirt bearing the legend “Punks Not Dead,” Adam Leech doesn’t exactly fit the type for a historian or a practitioner of a centuries-old art form. He shows up to talk with COCO on a vintage scooter speckled with spray paint logos […]
Stitched Together from the Past: The History & Restoration of Ivywild A cool breeze blows down into the dale; chilly for the time of year. High above the plains to the East, on a hill at the foot of the Mountain of the Sun, Tava—or “Pikes Peak,” as the pioneers since called it—is a quiet […]
In southeastern Colorado, the Wet Mountain Valley is the heartbeat of the state for many Coloradans. Framed with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the Wet Mountains to the west, the valley encompasses magnificent panoramic mountain views, a haven of homesteading country for farmers and ranchers, and a constellation of tiny towns […]
In 1918, Spencer Penrose—one of the major creative forces behind Colorado Springs—envisioned and built the historic Broadmoor Hotel, a world-class resort destination. Soon after, he built a road up the side of Cheyenne Mountain. This 6-mile road wound its way along 16 switchbacks and gained more than 3,000 vertical feet, finally reaching a place called […]
General Palmer would spent many days developing his home nestled in the valley near Garden of the Gods. His estate grew into a property that includes a castle, carriage house and beautiful gardens. Today, Glen Eyrie is a reminder of the rich heritage of the Colorado Springs region and the generous legacy of our city’s founder.
Adrian Whipp of Lumiere Tintype based out of Austin, has journeyed through Colorado Springs twice now to capture portraits of fellow Colorado Springsians. The tintype process is a science but the outcome is worth the wait. Colorado Collective had the privilage of chatting with Adrian to learn more about tintype photography and his traveling companion. Final tintype images of COS community will be released in upcoming print issue.
At 101 years old, he is thought to be the oldest living Pearl Harbor Survivor. He resides in Colorado Springs, where he continues to be active in the community and in the work of The Navigators. In honor of the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Lt. Downing tells historian Susan Fletcher about his remarkable life.
When Charles Masinton opened Charlie’s Cash and Carry grocers in the small town of La Veta Colorado in 1937, he probably didn’t know just how important his store would become to the community.
Within the Special Collections facility at Colorado College’s Tutt Library, the public can explore rare books, special editions, personal manuscripts and all material forms of the archived written word, with many items dating back to before 1882.
The Palmer girls were the daughters of General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, and thus the perfect hosts for a Western adventure. Dorothy kept a detailed journal of her trip, commenting on her impressions of the Pikes Peak Region.
Nestled in the foothills of Monument is a beautiful late 1800’s homestead in which Adrienne Larrew and Dan Lorenz run their ranch, Corner Post Meats. A hard-working couple eager to share their passions for ranching and farming with our community.