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    El Paso County was created in 1861 as one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory.
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References: 

Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and David McComb, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 3rd ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1995).

Lance Benzel, “Garden of the Gods Ranked Best in the US; Nearly Tops in the World,” Colorado Springs Gazette, June 24, 2014.

Richard Bernardo, “2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in,” WalletHub, 2015.

Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Chris Nicholl, Calvin P. Otto, and Katherine Scott Sturdevant, eds., Legends, Labors, and Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836–1909 (Colorado Springs, CO: Pikes Peak Library District, 2009).

Sean Brander, “America’s Best Cities: Colorado Springs, Colorado,” Outside, July 20, 2009.

Fort Carson Police, “History,” last updated October 24, 2013.

Celina R. Kaelin and the Pikes Peak Historical Society, American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region, Images of America Series (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2008).

Larry L. King, The History of Calhan and Vicinity, 1888–1988 (Simla, CO: Gaddy Printing, 1987).

Jared Orsi, Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

George Frederick Ruxton, Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains (London: John Murray, 1847).

Schriever Air Force Base, “Schriever Air Force Base,” April 16. 2015.

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

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: El Paso County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2012.

Additional Information: 

Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Sydne Dean, Chris Nicholl, and Michael L. Olson, eds., Enterprise and Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, CO: Pikes Peak Library District, 2011).

Tim Blevins, Dennis Daily, Sydne Dean, Chris Nicholl, Michael L. Olson, Katherine Scott Sturdevant, and Amy Ziegler, eds., Doctors, Disease, and Dying in the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, CO: Pikes Peak Library District, 2012).

City of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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