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Colorado Constitution

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 16:01, last changed on 02/07/2023 - 19:40
The Colorado Constitution establishes the basic framework of the state’s government. Written and ratified in 1876, it has served as the state’s original and only constitution. As in other states, ultimate power rests with the people and is exercised by their representatives in the executive ,...

Echo Park Dam Controversy

Added by yongli on 08/20/2015 - 13:18, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 10:20
The controversy over the proposed Echo Park dam in the mid-1950s was a crucial episode in the conservation history of Colorado and the West and proved to be a milestone in American environmental history. Following years of debate, the US Congress decided not to authorize the dam, signifying the...

Julie Penrose

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 12:35, last changed on 10/19/2022 - 07:40
Julie Villiers Lewis McMillan Penrose (1870–1956) was one of the primary benefactors of Colorado Springs institutions in the interwar years. Her husband, multimillionaire Spencer (“Speck”) Penrose , profited from Cripple Creek gold and Utah copper in the early twentieth century. He used his wealth...
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