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History of the Fountain Library


Last updated 9/25/2019 at 12:24pm

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Mules on parade in this historical Fountain photo. The photo was taken on north Main Street, north of the Woodmen Hall (known more recently as God's Pantry). No date was available for the photo.

This is an article from the quarterly Pikes Peak Library District newsletter written by the Fountain Library Communications Department.

The Fountain Library has become a thriving community hub, evidenced by its more than 109,000 visitors in 2018. However, it took 120 years after the town's founding for it to have its own public library.

Founded in 1859, over a decade before Colorado Springs was platted, Fountain evolved into a railroad town serving the surrounding farms and ranches. The town was incorporated in 1903. With the creation of nearby Camp Carson in 1942, Fountain's population an...

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