John Snyder
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Annual Potluck - Who Killed Officer Burchfield? at Palmer Lake Town Hall

January 16, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Join the Palmer Lake Historical Society for its annual pot luck dinner and membership drive.  We are an educational nonprofit organization that preserves and promotes history through programs and activities throughout the year that bring alive the historical events that took place in the Tri-Lakes area or affected local or Colorado history. The Annual Pot Luck Dinner and Membership Drive is an opportunity to learn about the Historical Society and become a part of this dynamic and…See More
Jan 3
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"Who Killed Officer Burchfield?"

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Dwight Haverkorn, retired Colorado Springs Police Detective, returns with details of a "cold case" involving the killing of CSPD Officer Richard Stanley Burchfield on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1953.  Officer Burchfield was on duty that day when he made contact with a person that had been responsible for a string of…See More
Nov 4, 2013
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Ghosts of Douglas and Surrounding Counties

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Shaun Boyd provides an early start to the Halloween season by telling history-related ghost stories about several properties in Douglas County, with a little stretch into Denver and ending near Palmer Lake.   Stories include several buildings in Castle Rock, the Highlands Ranch Mansion, a Parker ghost story or two and a…See More
Oct 2, 2013
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Minerals, Iron and Steel at Palmer Lake Historical lSociety

September 19, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Pat McCarthy gives us a glance of the early steel industry in Southern Colorado.  The steel industry in Southern Colorado can trace its roots to 1872 and W.J. Palmer and his Southern Colorado Improvement Company.  Part of the Company charter was to build a steel mill in Southern Colorado.  This resulted in the first…See More
Sep 5, 2013
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Pikes Peak as Seen in Early Postcards

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Mel McFarland takes us on a journey up Pikes Peak in a unique way - through pictures from old postcards!  There are hundreds of post cards with pictures of the trains going up Pike's Peak.  Mel's presentation includes some unique and interesting postcards.  Although some of the…See More
Aug 6, 2013
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"Colorado Ice Houses" at Palmer Lake Town Hall

May 16, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133.  Bill Reich will relate the results of his research into the railroad ice houses in Colorado, including the local Doyle ice house.  There was a strong tie between ice houses and the railroads.  This led to the establishment of many ice storage houses and businesses devoted to harvesting, storing, and shipping ice, some on the…See More
May 6, 2013
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Mining for the Real Baby Doe

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7:00 P.M., to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, for a fascinating presentation by award-winning author Joyce B. Lohse about Colorado’s favorite female mining legend, Elizabeth Tabor.  Elizabeth was given the nickname “Baby” Doe – the miners’ sweetheart while working the Fourth of July Mine in Central City, Colorado.  In early March of 1935, Baby Doe’s frozen body was…See More
Apr 4, 2013
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"Women Who Fought as Men in the Civil War" at Palmer Lake Town Hall

March 21, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Benny Nasser describes the environment that faced women during the Civil War period and the reason they may have chosen to take on the identities of men to fight in it.  You will be amazed as he describes the exploits of a number of these women during the great War. Almost everyone is familiar with the story of Clara Barton,…See More
Mar 6, 2013
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Chief Manitou and His Contributions to the Pikes Peak Region at Palmer Lake Town Hall

February 21, 2013 from 7pm to 8pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Robert Cronk presents an informative evening about Pedro Cajete. Pedro was a Tewa Indian from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, who became known…See More
Feb 7, 2013
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Ponderosa Giants - How Old Is that Tree? at Palmer Lake Town Hall

September 20, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday,    September 20, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Terry Stokka  returns to discuss the  local "Ponderosa Giants" project.  This project is an attempt to identify and catalogue the largest Ponderosa Pine trees in Black Forest. Most of the pines in Black Forest are second-growth trees.  Back in the early days of the railroads in the Palmer Divide area, most of the trees…See More
Sep 5, 2012
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Restoration Projects in Douglas County at Palmer Lake Town Hall

August 16, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Johnny Mulligan and Jerry Wlodarek relate the results of their efforts to recreate a fully operational forge at Prairie Canyon Ranch. The Ranch was homesteaded by Frederick Bartruff and his family in 1873, and has been used as a working cattle ranch since that time. The collection of buildings illustrates significant…See More
Aug 2, 2012
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Father's Day Ice Cream Social at Palmer Lake Town Hall

June 17, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
Bring the family to Palmer Lake Town Hall for free ice cream and pie on Sunday, June 17, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Honor dads and enjoy the blue grass music of the Jessum Buds out on the village green.  This annual favorite is a hit for all ages.  The Palmer Lake Historical Society will have a table with information about the museum and the meetings which feature programs on local history. This traditional event takes the place of the regular third Thursday meeting this month.  The next…See More
Jun 6, 2012
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Trails to Interstate: Transportation Systems Across the Palmer Divide at Palmer Lake Town Hall

April 19, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Join us as Lee Whiteley presents an illustrated program on the early trails and roads that crossed the Palmer Divide.Native American footpaths and early U.S. military trails generally followed the waterways along the base of the Front Range.  Wagon roads, railways, and bicycle paths developed in the late 19th century.  Highway 85, the so-called “Ribbon of Death,” linked Colorado Springs and Denver before the construction of Interstate 25. Lee is a fourth-generation Coloradan, who co-authored…See More
Apr 3, 2012
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Feb 6, 2012

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"Who Killed Officer Burchfield?"

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Dwight Haverkorn, retired Colorado Springs Police Detective, returns with details of a "cold case" involving the killing of CSPD Officer Richard Stanley Burchfield on…

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Ghosts of Douglas and Surrounding Counties

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 4:51pm 0 Comments

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Shaun Boyd provides an early start to the Halloween season by telling history-related ghost stories about several properties in Douglas County, with a little stretch into Denver and ending near Palmer Lake. …

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Pikes Peak as Seen in Early Postcards

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 10:41am 0 Comments

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, as Mel McFarland takes us on a journey up Pikes Peak in a unique way - through pictures from old postcards!  There are hundreds of post cards with pictures of the trains going up Pike's Peak.  Mel's presentation includes some unique…

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Mining for the Real Baby Doe

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites the public on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7:00 P.M., to the Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, CO 80133, for a fascinating presentation by award-winning author Joyce B. Lohse about Colorado’s favorite female mining legend, Elizabeth Tabor.  Elizabeth was given the nickname “Baby” Doe – the miners’ sweetheart while working the Fourth of July Mine in Central City, Colorado.  In early March of 1935, Baby Doe’s frozen body…

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