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Construction Problems

I ran across another related article about the construction of Camp Carson I thought I might share with you this week. The problems I will discuss, as seen in the spring of 1942 were a bit amusing,...

 

More Military News

The Year 1942 was one to remember. The announcement of the name choice, Camp Carson came in March, but April's news was also a big move. The Army was announcing new camps all over the west. Most of... Full story

 

Getting Started

The contract with the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was barely dry when people started wondering when work would start. Right away the problem was, where it would start. Some of the early...

 

Getting Started

Getting Started The contract with the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was barely dry when people started wondering when work would start. Right away the problem was, where it would start. Some...

 

A Milepost

I have reached an interesting milepost. I have been writing this column for just over 20 years. By my records, the next column I write will be my one thousandth! I had no idea I would get this far...

 

An Interesting Gift

Recently I was given a book of amazing historical value. It is a 1900 Florence and Cripple Creek railroad Conductor’s book. This conductor was in charge of the main passenger train daily between... Full story

 

Mr. Flower?

In May 1899 Mr. R.P. Flower died in New York City. Now, what did that have to do with us? Well, it was ony a short paragraph in the newspaper here. He did have a bit of influence here. Do you know his...

 

The Great Fire

Back in 2013 there was a fire that all of us will remember, but before that there was a fire of about equal magnitude. My grandfather, as a child, lived in Monument, and this fire was one he...

 

A Novel Discovery

Corral Bluffs has recently been in the news, as a new city park. A distinction it certainly needs! This is one of our truly interesting spots. It has been on the verge of being destroyed several... Full story

 

The Grand Announcement

In mid-July 1941 an announcement came from Washington, DC that Colorado Springs, and the Pikes Peak Region was about to see a change that is still important to everyone in this area. A large Army... Full story

 

Down at the Station

I was reminded the other day about the convenience we have with our mail. In late August and early September, as recent as the 1960 's, was big for the mail, and the railroads. It was then that the...

 

In The Movies (Again)

I was watching television recently and it stirred me to do another column about television, the movies and our history. As I mentioned before, Gunsmoke was my favorite radio program. When they went...

 

Bad Roads

I recently traveled to Oklahoma, and a good friend's hometown. Now, here in Colorado Springs, we passed a tax to get the streets fixed, but in this little town I saw some really bad streets. So what... Full story

 

Passing of a Legend

All over America there are people who remember this lady, thanks to Ft. Carson's ever-rotating families; and that is what even brought her here. Now who could this be? When I started teaching at... Full story

 

Tourist Fun

Over the years there have been stories of races between trains on railroads that ran on parallel tracks. My favorite is the Colorado Midland and the Rio Grande along the Arkansas north of Buena...

 

Visitor Returns

In the early summer of 1939 an elderly gent from Santa Barbara, California, came to Colorado Springs for a visit. At one time, about fifty years before, he worked in Manitou for the cog railway. Actua... Full story

 

RECKLESS DRIVING

Now what comes into your mind with this story? Well, today I have a story that is a bit different. It features the taxi from over a hundred years ago! Back before automobiles a taxi was a fancy... Full story

 

Snow Problem

I ran across an interesting snow clearing problem from back in 1889. I have heard of this happening out on the eastern plains of Colorado, and even on the lines south of Denver, about a hundred years...

 

From The Summit

In June, 1889 a new attraction was opened in this area. The latest achievement by the builders of local attractions was the construction of a carriage road to the very summit of Pike's Peak, 14,148...

 

A Race With A Train

I have done tons of stories about the train, how about another? Taking the train was once a way of life. If you wanted to travel any distance in a hurry, you went by train. As I have told you, Fountai... Full story

 

One That Did Not Make It

Not all the railroads dreamed up actually got built, even when the idea came from an experienced railroad man. From October, 1889 comes the story of a railroad that was never built. By 1900 there...

 

Purely Poetic

Cy Warman was a well known poet of the area a hundred years ago. He was, among other things a railroader, of the type called a "boomer". He worked on various railroads for various lengths of time. In...

 

A Daring Robbery

I ran across this little tale in the 1889 newspapers and thought I would share it. Today the town is normally quiet, but this tale is right out of an old western movie. Florissant, a little city on...

 

One That Did Not Make It

Not all the railroads dreamed up actually got built, even when the idea came from an experienced railroad man. From October, 1889 comes the story of a railroad that was never built. By 1900 there...

 
 By Mel McFarland    Community    May 3, 2017

A Deer Problem

A few years back they banned hunting on the Air Force Academy. The deer had become quite tame, and unafraid of people and their pets. After a few years they found they had a deer population that was e...

 

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