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Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Security-Widefield
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Drawing Fire on the Westside

Political cartoonist Chuck Asay will show a number of his cartoons of the Westside and tell some of the stories behind them - featuring work from 1993...20 years ago.  It's amazing how many of the issues we face today were addressed back then...taxes, guns, diversity, education...we had different actors but the issues haven't changed.  Chuck hopes to inspire questions from the audience and discuss memories, controversies and blessings of the Westside community.  Join us for this light-hearted…See More
Dec 23, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Manitou Springs-Ute Pass
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Doors Open for the 19th Annual Holiday Tour

That’s right, Christmas is in the air.  On Sunday, December 8th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm with falling snow, mistletoe and lights all aglow, five local Bed & Breakfast Inns (B&Bs) and four historic churches will open their doors for the 19 th Annual Holiday Tour.  Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society, the Tour will benefit this non-profit organization and its 1890 History Center.  Built as the First Baptist Church on “church row” in the original Colorado City, the restored…See More
Nov 20, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Powers
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Doors Open for the 19th Annual Holiday Tour

That’s right, Christmas is in the air.  On Sunday, December 8th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm with falling snow, mistletoe and lights all aglow, five local Bed & Breakfast Inns (B&Bs) and four historic churches will open their doors for the 19 th Annual Holiday Tour.  Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society, the Tour will benefit this non-profit organization and its 1890 History Center.  Built as the First Baptist Church on “church row” in the original Colorado City, the restored…See More
Nov 17, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Central
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Fruit Production of the Grand River Valley 1885 - 1918

Shortly after the Ute Indians were removed from Western Colorado, the farmers, orchardists and miners moved to the area of the Grand Valley.  By 1885, the Grand River Valley (since 1922, Colorado River Valley) was producing major fruit crops.  When the Colorado Midland and Denver & Rio Grande railways built the Rio Grande Junction Railway from Rifle to Grand Junction, one of the major products shipped to both the east and west coasts of America were its outstanding peaches.  The fuzzy fruit…See More
Oct 27, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Northwest
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RANGER DAVE’S COLORADO TRAIL BACKPACK in PHOTOS and MUSIC

In 2010 and 2011, “Ranger” Dave (Dave Van Manen) backpacked the Colorado Trail to raise funds for the Nature Education programs that the Mountain Park Environmental Center provides.  October’s entertaining program offers: History of the Colorado Trail; Slide show of gorgeous scenery; Hiking stories from the trail’s 486 miles; Live music by Ranger Dave, performing some of the songs he kept himself company with on the many solo miles of the trek.Dave is the Founder and Director of the Mountain…See More
Oct 2, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Briargate
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16th Annual Fairview Cemetery Crawl

The Golden Cycle Mill, the Midland Railway, bars, brothels, gambling, the Red Rock Canyon quarries, the short-lived Colorado Territorial Capital – Old Colorado City has retained much of its original pioneer spirit as the area now known as the “Westside of Colorado Springs.”  Founded in August 1859, the original Colorado City experienced more colorful frontier history before the founding of Colorado Springs or Cripple Creek. There is more life in this cemetery than you think….The 16th Annual…See More
Aug 30, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Briargate
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Old Colorado City Founders Day Celebration

Thousands were coming to this region during the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush hoping to find easy wealth.  Numerous cities and towns were springing up.  Some turned out to be “flash in the pans,” but others lasted and experienced a wealth of frontier history. On August 12, 1859 the town of Colorado City was staked out on the banks of Fountain Creek ~ 154 years ago.The Old Colorado City Founders Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, August 10th at the Old Colorado City History Center and…See More
Jul 23, 2013
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Messenger’s of Hope Breakfast to raise money for struggling families in Colorado Springs

Mercy’s Gate, a local nonprofit that provides emergency crisis support, will be hosting its annual Messenger’s of Hope Breakfast on Tuesday,  May 28th, at 7:30 am, at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, Colorado Springs.  This fundraising event gives the community a chance to see the impact Mercy’s Gate has on Colorado Springs and hear from clients that have been assisted by the many services they offer.   The community can get involved with this annual event by sponsoring a table.  For $350, table…See More
May 3, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Briargate
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From Palmer to Amtrak ~ Railroads of the Pikes Peak Region

Railroading in the Pike’s Peak Region was once a significant industry.  More than 10 railroads once operated here.  Nearly all were small, but some were major operations.  From 1871 to 1971, the industry flourished and then almost died. From passenger to freight, to the city trolley, the Red Mountain Incline or the little known Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Railway, this illustrated program with vintage photos will provide an overview of those early lines that contributed to the development of our…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Woodland Park
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From Palmer to Amtrak ~ Railroads of the Pikes Peak Region

Railroading in the Pike’s Peak Region was once a significant industry.  More than 10 railroads once operated here.  Nearly all were small, but some were major operations.  From 1871 to 1971, the industry flourished and then almost died. From passenger to freight, to the city trolley, the Red Mountain Incline or the little known Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Railway, this illustrated program with vintage photos will provide an overview of those early lines that contributed to the development of our…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Central
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From Palmer to Amtrak ~ Railroads of the Pikes Peak Region

Railroading in the Pike’s Peak Region was once a significant industry.  More than 10 railroads once operated here.  Nearly all were small, but some were major operations. From 1871 to 1971, the industry flourished and then almost died. From passenger to freight, to the city trolley, the Red Mountain Incline or the little known Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Railway, this illustrated program with vintage photos will provide an overview of those early lines that contributed to the development of our…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Cheyenne Mountain
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From Palmer to Amtrak ~ Railroads of the Pikes Peak Region

Railroading in the Pike’s Peak Region was once a significant industry.  More than 10 railroads once operated here.  Nearly all were small, but some were major operations.  From 1871 to 1971, the industry flourished and then almost died. From passenger to freight, to the city trolley, the Red Mountain Incline or the little known Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Railway, this illustrated program with vintage photos will provide an overview of those early lines that contributed to the development of our…See More
Apr 25, 2013
Jo Cervone added 2 discussions to the group Briargate
Mar 19, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Old Colorado City
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The Research Factor in Historical Fiction

Presenters Bert Entwistle and John Dwaine McKenna will talk about how to research in preparation for writing historical fiction and the use of historical characters as inspiration for historical fiction characters.  This will be an insightful presentation with a window into the authorial thought process.Bert is an award winning…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Security-Widefield
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The Research Factor in Historical Fiction

Presenters Bert Entwistle and John Dwaine McKenna will talk about how to research in preparation for writing historical fiction and the use of historical characters as inspiration for historical fiction characters.  This will be an insightful presentation with a window into the authorial thought process.Bert is an award winning…See More
Mar 19, 2013
Jo Cervone added a discussion to the group Powers
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The Bock Family Legacy Collection ~ Open House & Display

The Bock Family Legacy CollectionOpen House & DisplayMarch 2, 2013 ~ 11:00 to 4:00Old Colorado City History Center1 S. 24th Street, Colorado Springs719-636-1225In 2003, after several years of failed negotiations with the cities of Manitou and Colorado Springs, developers, and open space advocates the Bock family agreed to sell the well known breath-taking Red Rock Canyon property.  The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously to acquire the property and the deal was sealed – the 789…See More
Feb 19, 2013

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Messenger’s of Hope Breakfast to raise money for struggling families in Colorado Springs

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Mercy’s Gate, a local nonprofit that provides emergency crisis support, will be hosting its annual Messenger’s of Hope Breakfast on Tuesday,  May 28th, at 7:30 am, at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, Colorado Springs.  This fundraising event gives the community a chance to see the impact Mercy’s Gate has on Colorado Springs and hear from clients that have been assisted by the many services they offer.   

The community can get involved with this annual event by sponsoring a…

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Crisis to Hope Annual Banquet to raise money for struggling families in Colorado Springs

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

Mercy’s Gate (formerly Northern Churches Care), a local nonprofit that provides emergency crisis support will be hosting its annual Crisis to Hope Banquet on Thursday, May 10th, 6:00 pm, at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, Colorado Springs.  This fundraising event gives the community a chance to see the impact Mercy’s Gate has on Colorado Springs and hear from clients that have been assisted by the many services they offer.  All who attend are moved and…

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Making the Gather: Longhorns, Loving and the Goodnight Trail into Denver

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

The Old Colorado City Historical Society will present a series of historic lectures, Tuesday Nights in July, starting the 12th with Making the Gather: Longhorns, Loving and the Goodnight Trail into Denver by Robert Carrigan. 

 

Everyone needs a good…

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A Writers Rave

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

Colorado Springs is home to many interesting published writers and on February 26th ,   there will be over 20 of them at the Old Colorado City History Center & Museum.  These writers will talk about their books, what motivates them to write, and the steps it took to have their books published. 

Topics will be Children’s Literature, History, Photography, Antiques, Geology, Spirituality and much more.

For example, the authors of the very popular Geologic Folio:…

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