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When the Tour Cars Stopped


Last updated 12/24/2019 at 2:04pm

In the past I have talked about the area's tourist interests.

In the 1930's when this area exploded with tourists, and Cottage Camps, another industry started. Driving the visitors you the various scenic locations became big business. Some of the bigger camps, and later motels, had their own tour drivers.

The remains of the numerous tour companies can be seen, still, in Manitou and Old Colorado City. Usually an office at or near a motel, where the cars could be parked. Young drivers, as well as some "old timers" drove these cars for the tourists. Some were even limos. Some were station wag...

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