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A Visit to Colorado


Today I want to share a story taken from a newspaper column written in 1914 and published in Wisconsin! So as you read along, try to remember that!

The story of the settlement of the Pike's Peak Region reads like a fairy tale. It came into prominence when, in the winter of 1858, a band of adventurers from Lawrence, Kansas, camped in what is now, the Garden of the Gods. They found a bit of gold in Fountain Creek near present day Manitou. The call "Pike's Peak or bust" would echo until today. Two of that party headed up to see the top of the mountain, but only Julia Holmes actually made it. T...

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