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Colorado Fuel & Iron

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 16:45, last changed on 06/02/2017 - 15:04
The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) was a coal and steel company based in Denver and Pueblo. Most of its coal mines were located in southern Colorado. Its only steel mill was located in Pueblo. The firm came into existence as a result of a merger between the Colorado Coal and Iron Company...

Colorado Springs

Added by yongli on 01/18/2017 - 15:35, last changed on 05/31/2017 - 11:38
Colorado Springs is the second-most populous city in Colorado, with more than 456,000 residents. Located about sixty miles south of Denver at the base of Pikes Peak , it is the county seat of El Paso County and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. Since it was established by...

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 15:13, last changed on 02/03/2017 - 22:04
Rising about 2,800 feet over its famously scenic forty-five-mile route, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad was originally built in 1881–82 as part of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway ’s effort to reach the mines of the San Juan Mountains . For decades the line hauled ore from...

El Paso County

Added by yongli on 06/22/2016 - 14:45, last changed on 05/23/2017 - 16:53
El Paso County covers 2,130 square miles in east central Colorado, situated between the southern end of the Front Range and the Great Plains . Pikes Peak , the state’s most famous mountain, lies within its borders, and the county seat, Colorado Springs , is the second-largest city in Colorado. El...

Glen Eyrie

Added by yongli on 03/15/2016 - 16:33, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
Originally built in the early 1870s at the mouth of Queens Canyon in Colorado Springs , Glen Eyrie was home to city founder William Jackson Palmer . In the early twentieth century Palmer expanded the house into an elaborate stone castle, but he died soon after its completion. The property passed...

Las Animas County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 16:20, last changed on 05/09/2017 - 17:35
Las Animas County, the largest county in Colorado, covers 4,775 square miles in the southern end of the state, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains . It was originally part of a larger Huerfano County that encompassed all of southeast Colorado. Today, it is bordered by Huerfano County to the...

Monument Valley Park

Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 13:04, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:37
Monument Valley Park is a roughly two-mile linear park along Monument Creek in the heart of Colorado Springs . Developed and donated to the city by William Jackson Palmer , the 165-acre park opened in 1907 and has been one of the city’s most popular recreation sites for more than a century. The...

Pueblo County

Added by yongli on 11/15/2016 - 10:03, last changed on 05/09/2017 - 17:36
Pueblo County covers 2,398 square miles in southeast Colorado, from the southern Front Range and Wet Mountains in the west to the Arkansas River Valley and Great Plains in the east. It is bordered by El Paso County to the north, Crowley and Otero Counties to the east, Las Animas and Huerfano...

Rio Grande County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 13:24, last changed on 05/16/2017 - 08:24
Rio Grande County is located in the western San Luis Valley in south-central Colorado. It covers 912 square miles and ranges in elevation from 7,000 feet on the valley floor to over 13,000 feet atop several mountain peaks. Del Norte functions as the county seat, and Monte Vista , operating as a...

William Jackson Palmer

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:33, last changed on 05/30/2017 - 14:52
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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