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The Plaster Business in Manitou


August 8, 2018

I have talked about the plaster business in Manitou and Colorado City. In January, 1921 the Manitou plaster mill was just getting cranked up again. They used to say that Manitou was a "little mountain resort." The town had just opened an industry which promised to surpass almost every other enterprise of a commercial nature in the Pikes Peak region. Not that they had planted lime trees in Manitou, but the lime deposited in huge rocks up through Ute Pass and in many of the canyons around the town.

A plant was erected just above Minnehaha Avenue, starting in June, 1920. There were three kiln...

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