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Battle of Summit Springs

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 14:42, last changed on 11/15/2016 - 15:51
On July 11, 1869, the Fifth US Cavalry defeated a band of Cheyennes in a battle at Summit Springs, about fifteen miles southeast of present-day Sterling . It was perhaps the most conclusive battle fought on Colorado soil and possibly the most significant in the entire central plains area. As the...

Comanche Crossing

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:24, last changed on 12/19/2016 - 14:24
On August 15, 1870, the first permanent railroad link across the United States from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast was completed when the final spike was driven in the Kansas Pacific Railway at Comanche Crossing in northeast Colorado. The exact spot is just east of Strasburg, near railroad...

William Jackson Palmer

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:33, last changed on 05/01/2017 - 12:22
William Jackson Palmer (1836–1909) was a Civil War general, railroad tycoon, and founder of Colorado Springs . Though a Quaker from Delaware, Palmer fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he moved west and became a civil engineer and philanthropist who played an integral...
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