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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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