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  • Downtown Colorado Springs, 1951

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    West-looking photo of downtown Colorado Springs in 1951, when the city had grown to a population of more than 45,000. Movies shown at the Peak Theater (left) include "When I Grow Up" and "This is Korea!"
    Downtown Colorado Springs, 1951
  • Old Colorado City Historic Commercial District

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    Colorado City, now known as "Old Colorado City," was established in 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush. The town supplied miners in South Park, which lay on the other side of Ute Pass to the west. The city joined Colorado Springs in 1917.
    Old Colorado City Historic Commercial District

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The Bankers’ Magazine, “Colorado: Resources & Attractions of the State,” in Rush to the Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush, ed. Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Sydne Dean, Chris Nicholl, Michael L. Olsen, and Katherine Scott Sturdevant (Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Library District, 2013).

James Brooke, “Colorado Is Engine in Anti-Gay Uproar,” New York Times, October 11, 1995.

Colorado Springs Declares Disaster Due to Flooding, Asks for Aid,” KOAA, May 18, 2015.

Fannie Mae Duncan and Kathleen F. Esmiol, Everybody Welcome: A Memoir of Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club (Colorado Springs: CHIAROSCURO Press, 2013).

Four Years Later, It’s Time to Ask: Was the Strong-Mayor Idea Worth It?,” Colorado Springs Business Journal, September 12, 2014.

Barbara Gately, “An Abiding Bond: The Friendship Between Major Henry McAllister & General William Jackson Palmer,” in Legends, Labors and Loves of William Jackson Palmer, ed. Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Chris Nicholl, Calvin P. Otto, and Katherine Scott Sturdevant (Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Library District, 2009).

Laurie Goodstein, “Air Force Chaplain Tells of Academy Proselytizing,” New York Times, May 12, 2005.

Scott Harrison, “Fourth Anniversary of Waldo Canyon Fire Remembered,” KRDO, updated September 6, 2016.

John Hazlehurst, “Disaster! Could a Flash Flood Cripple the Springs? Bet Your Life on It,” Colorado Springs Independent, December 15, 2005.

Bob Hoff and Lynn Gilfillan-Morton, M.Ed., The History of Health Care in the Pikes Peak Region (Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2005).

Inez Hunt and Wanetta W. Draper, Lightning in His Hand: The Life Story of Nikola Tesla (Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Library District, 2010).

Carol Kennis Lopez, “We Can’t Eat Gold: Agriculture in Early Colorado City 1858­–1867,” in Rush To The Rockies! The 1859 Pikes Peak Or Bust Gold Rush, ed. Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Sydne Dean, Chris Nicholl, Michael L. Olsen, and Katherine Scott Sturdevant (Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Library District, 2013).

Matt Mayberry, “On a Cough and a Prayer: The Modern Woodmen Sanatorium and the Tuberculosis Industry in the Pikes Peak Region,” in Doctors, Disease, and Dying in the Pikes Peak Region, ed. Tim Blevins (Colorado Springs, CO: Pikes Peak Library District, 2012).

Matt Mayberry, “General William Jackson Palmer and His Vision for Colorado Springs,” in Legends, Labors & Loves of William Jackson Palmer, ed. Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Chris Nicholl, Calvin P. Otto, and Katherine Scott Sturdevant (Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Library District, 2009).

Thomas J. Noel and Cathleen M. Norman, A Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the Tutts (Boulder: University Press of Colorado,2000).

Jan Pettit, Utes: The Mountain People (Colorado Springs: Century One Press, 1982).

Randolph Saunders, “Schriever: A Brief History,” Schriever Air Force Base, September 8, 2016.

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

Marshall Sprague, Newport in the Rockies: The Life and Times of Colorado Springs (Chicago: Sage Books, 1980).

Team USA, “About the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center,” 2016.

University of Colorado-Boulder, “Arapaho Place Names,” n.d.

Josh White, “Intolerance Found at Air Force Academy,” Washington Post, June 23, 2005.

Wild Weather Causes Flooding, Hail on Colorado Springs Streets,” KKTV, August 29, 2016.

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