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Snow commenced to fall shortly after midnight in October, 1891. It was one of those early winter storms and continued the rest of the night. The storm was heavy in the mountains, but also along the lines of the railroads toward Colorado Springs. The Rio Grande's plush Pullman train from Denver arrived two hours late. It was first delayed at Castle Rock and was stopped by a rock on the track which had to be pushed out of the way near Palmer Lake.
The Rio Grande train to Pueblo, as it arrived, was packed. Long before the normal time for arriving at Colorado Springs, the management had severa...