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Spencer Penrose

  • Spencer Penrose

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    Spencer Penrose (1865-1939) was an entrepreneur, gold miner, and philanthropist who made significant contributions to the Colorado Springs community, including the construction of the Broadmoor Hotel and the establishment of the El Pomar Foundation.
    Spencer Penrose
  • Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

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    Spencer Penrose accumulated quite a large fortune, and he used it to contribute to many prominent landmarks in the Colorado Springs area, including the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun at Cheyenne Mountain. Spencer and Julie Penrose are interred in the chapel floor.
    Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
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Linda Bjorklund, Gold in the Gravel: A History of Gold Mining in Colorado (Hartsel, CO: Linda Bjorklund, 2002).

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

Richard E. Wood, Here Lies Colorado: Fascinating Figures in Colorado History (Helena, MT: Farcountry, 2005).

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