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A Few Important People

General City Links
Museums & Historical
Print & Broadcast Media
Arts & Entertainment
Food & Beverage
Lodging

Surrounding Area
Manitou Springs

Reading Material

                  


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Regional Links

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El Paso County, Colorado
El Paso County covers 2,129.56 square miles (5,516 km²); its population is the largest of all 64 Colorado counties, at 644,964 (2012 estimate); includes
the cities of Colorado Springs {county seat}, Fountain & Manitou Springs, and the towns of Calhan, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake
& Ramah; small communities include Black Forest, Cascade, Chipita Park, Cimarron Hills, Eastholme, Ellicott, Falcon, Fort Carson, Gleneagle,
Peyton, Rock Creek Park, Rush, Security, Stratmoor, Truckton, Widefield, Woodmoor & Yoder.

El Paso County official website
El Paso County entry at Wikipedia

Pikes Peak Library District [est. 1903}
Pikes Peak Library District TV Channel [est. 2007] at YouTube

United States Air Force Academy [opened 1954] - 19 miles north of Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Country Attractions Assn. [est. 1974] online visitor's guide
'Pikes Peak Country Attractions' video [5:10] on YouTube
Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
Artsopolis Network for the Pikes Peak Region


A Few Important People

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach [sworn June 2011]
City Council of Colorado Springs

Gen. Wm. Jackson Palmer [1836-1909]
founded Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1886
and also built the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad [1870-1988]

Nikola Tesla [1856-1943] operated a lab at Colorado Springs for nine months: "Colorado Springs Notes, 1899-1900"



one of the official logos for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado
City of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Per the 2010 U.S. Census, the City of Colorado Springs's population is 416,400 {Colorado's second largest},
while the population of the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area is 645,600 (larger than Denver Metro).
The official elevation of Colorado Springs is 6,010 ft (1,832 m).

Colorado Springs, Colorado official website
Colorado Springs uses symbol COS  Colorado Springs Municipal Airport [est. 1927] & Business Park
Colorado Springs Business Alliance {Chamber of Commerce}
Colorado Springs [CO] C.V.B. [est. 1980]
Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership [est. 1990?]

Colorado Springs, Colorado entry at Wikipedia
History of Colorado Springs entry at Wikipedia

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General Business Links
United States Olympic Committee [est. 1894] headquarters are in Colorado Springs
Custom Railway Supply train shop in Colorado Springs = www.customrailwaysupply.com
Sunbird Train Mart store in Colorado Springs = www.sunbirdtrainmart.com
WestFest [June] in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Skate City
Springs Korean Market
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assn. & Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pikes Peak Community College [est. 1968] in Colorado Springs, Colorado
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs [est. 1965]
The American Numismatic Association [est. 1891] is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Van Briggle {fine art} Pottery [est. 1899] in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Shuttle [est. 1998] to & from Denver Intl. Airport
Acorn Internet Services [est. 2003], 1521 No. Corona Street in Colorado Springs
Clausen Books [est. 1946], 2131 No. Weber Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado
United Railroad Materials Co. [est. 1993], 2110 Spectra Drive in Colorado Springs, Colorado
One Nation Walking Together [] service network, 3150 No. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Frontier Project [est. 2010] publishers of Western books & videos
CHEFS Catalog kitchen tools [est. 1979] based in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Museums & Historical Orgns.
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum [est. 1992], 5867 No. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO
The A.N.A. Money Museum [est. 1967], 818 N. Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum [inside 1903 courthouse], 215 S. Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Western Museum of Mining & Industry [est. 1970], 225 North Gate Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum [est. 1999], 375 Printers Parkway in Colorado Springs, CO
McAllister House Museum [built 1873], 423 No. Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation [est. 1982], 2333 Steel Drive in Colorado Springs, CO
Ghost Town Wild West Museum [est. 1954], west on Highway 24 from I-25 exit

1883 narrow-gauge D&RG/D&RGW 4-6-0 locomotive #168; retired in 1933 and donated to city in 1938;
on stationary display in Antlers Park, 1938-2015.  click here for photograph (in a new window)  GOLD STAR: announced 3/2015: the City of Colorado Springs has leased 1883 locomotive #168 to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for full restoration at their Antonito shops; restoration might be completed by Fall


Print & Broadcast Media
The Gazette newspaper [est. 1872], 30 S. Prospect Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Colorado Springs Independent Newsweekly [est. 1993], 235 S. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs

cadet-operated K.A.F.A. 97.7-FM radio from the U.S.A.F. Academy
Cumulus Media's K.C.A.T. 95.1-FM 'Cat Country' radio in Colorado Springs
K.C.M.N. 1530-AM oldies rock radio in Colorado Springs
Cumulus Media's K.C.S.F. 1300-AM 'Sports Animal' radio in Colorado Springs
student-operated K.E.P.C. 89.7-FM radio from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs
K.I.L.O. 94.3-FM 'Colorado's Pure Rock' radio in Colorado Springs
Cumulus Media's K.K.F.M. 98.1-FM Classic Rock radio in Colorado Springs
KKPC 1230-AM public radio from Pueblo, Colorado
Cumulus Media's K.K.P.K. 92.9-FM "The Peak: A Mountain of Favorite Songs" radio in Colorado Springs
K.K.Z.N. 760-AM progressive talk radio from Boulder-Denver, Colorado
K.R.C.C. 91.5-FM public radio from Colorado College in Colorado Springs
K.R.D.O. 1240-AM news/talk radio in Colorado Springs
K.R.E.L. 1580 AM ESPN Sports radio in Colorado Springs
K.T.L.F. 90.5-FM religious radio in Colorado Springs
Cumulus Media's K.V.O.R. 740-AM right wing propaganda radio in Colorado Springs
K.W.I.R.-LP 107.1-FM religious radio in Colorado Springs {website parked}
K.Z.N.T. 1460-AM right wing propaganda radio in Colorado Springs

KKTV Channel 11 [est. 1952] CBS affiliate [since 1953] HD news & weather in Colorado Springs, Colorado
KOAA-TV Channel 5 NBC affiliate [est. 1953] in Colorado Springs, Colorado
KRDO-TV NewsChannel 13 [est. 1953] ABC affiliate [since 1960] in Colorado Springs, Colorado
KXRM-TV Channel 21 [est. 1985] Fox affiliate [since 1986] news, weather & sports for Southern Colorado


Arts & Entertainment
www.ColoradoSpringsRodeo.com [July]
Colorado Springs [CO] Fine Arts Center [built 1936] http://www.csfineartscenter.org/
Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX®, 3305 Cinema Point in Colorado Springs, Colorado
WestFest in Colorado Springs, Colorado [June]
Pikes Peak Performing Arts Center [est. 1982]
Colorado Springs Sky Sox [est. 1988] minor league baseball team
Red Herring Productions [est. 1985] 'Portable Improv Entertainment' based in Colorado Springs
photographer Tamera Goldsmith is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs [CO] Native American InterTribal Powwow [July 2015 = #7]


Food & Beverage
Colorado Eats restaurant directory [est. 2002] for Colorado Springs area
Academy Station Mexican Restaurant
Big Train Family Restaurant [est. 1979?], 3050 No. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Black Bear Diner [chain est. 1995], 975 No. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Copperhead Road Honkey Tonk Saloon [est. 10/2009] 3330 No. Academy Blvd.
Culver's
www.EdelweissRest.com = restaurant
Giuseppi's Depot Restaurant [1971-2011], 10 So. Sierra Madre Street in Colorado Springs
Great Wall Chinese Buffet
Jun sushi
Lemongrass Bistro
The Mason Jar Restaurant
Old Chicago Pizza
GOLD STAR: live Celtic music every Thursday evening  The Poor Richard’s Restaurant, Toy Store & Book Store [est. 1980?], 320-324 No. Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs
Saigon Springs on Academy Blvd.
Saltgrass Steaks
www.SolosRestaurant.com inside KC97
Spice Island Grill Jamaica cuisine [est. 2011], 10 No. Sierra Madre Street in Colorado Springs
Texas T-bone
Zio's Italian Restaurant


Lodging
very clean no-frills motel, as low as $35/night (2011)  Budget Host Inn at Fillmore Exit on I-25 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Buffalo Lodge, 2 El Paso Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Crescent Lily Inn Victorian B&B [built 1898, restored 1997], 6 Boulder Crescent in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Crowne Plaza Hotel™ [closed in 2013] in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Holden House B&B Inn [1902 storybook Victorian; open 1987], 1102 W. Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs
Hotel Eleganté™ Conference & Event Center at I-24 exit 138 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Lennox House [built 1890] Victorian B&B {formerly Room At The Inn}, 1339 N. Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs


The United States Air Force Academy [est. 1954] near Colorado Springs, Colorado {note famous spike-roof chapel building at center}

The Area Surrounding Colorado Springs

United States Air Force Academy [opened 1954] - 19 miles north of Colorado Springs, Colorado
cadet-operated K.A.F.A. 97.7-FM radio from the U.S.A.F. Academy
U.S.A.F. Academy Association of Graduates [est. 1968]
The Academy Hotel [est. 1980s], 8110 N. Academy Blvd. {at the South Gate} in Colorado Springs

BLACK STAR: Flying W Ranch was burned out in the Waldo Canyon Fire of June 2012; planning to rebuild; held 61st anniversary fundraiser in August 2013  Flying W Ranch & Dinner Show [est. 1952, burned out 2012] - 9 miles NW of Colorado Springs

Xian-based Glen Eyrie Conference Center [built 1871], 3820 N. 30th Street - 6 miles north of Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain State Park [1680 acres, formerly JL Ranch; open 2006] - 7 miles south of Colorado Springs
historic Cheyenne Cañon Inn [built 1921, restored 1993], 2030 W. Cheyenne Canyon Road - SW of Colorado Springs
Seven Falls Park, 2850 S. Cheyenne Canyon Road - 5 miles SW of Colorado Springs
John May Natural History Museum & RV Park [est. 1961] - 9 miles SW of Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Country Attractions Assn. [est. 1974] online visitor's guide
'Pikes Peak Country Attractions' 5/2007 video [5:10] on YouTube

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Garden of The Gods Park in Colorado Springs 80904
1805 N. 30th Street - 5½ miles NW of Colorado Springs, Colorado
official websiteWikipedia
Friends of Garden of the Gods [est. 1991]
Garden of the Gods Trading Post [est. 1920s]
The Rainbow Lodge & Inn motel, 3709 W. Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Garden of the Gods Motel & Cottages, 2922 West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site {est. 1874; open summers only} within Garden of the Gods Park

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Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
[founded 1870, incorp. 1876]

City of Manitou Springs official website
Manitou Springs Visitors Bureau & Chamber of Commerce
Manitou Springs Visitors Center, 354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs Historical Society [est. 1971]
Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Anasazi Museum & Gift Shop [est. 1904] in Manitou Springs
Miramont Castle [built 1895-97] Museum, 9 Capitol Hill Avenue in Manitou Springs
Manitou Mineral Springs Foundation [est. 1987]
K.C.M.E. 88.7-FM classical music radio in Manitou Springs
K.X.R.E. 1490-AM Spanish radio in Manitou Springs

Briarhurst Manor Estate [built 1876} luxury restaurant in Manitou Springs
Craftwood Inn restaurant [built 1912, opened 1988] in Manitou Springs
Savelli's Pizza, Pasta & Subs [est. 1998], 301 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Stagecoach Inn restaurant, 702 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs

Agate Hill Inn B&B 103 Cave Avenue at Spencer in Manitou Springs
Avenue Hotel B&B [built 1886], 711 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Best Value Inn™ Villa Motel [est. 1980s], 481 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Best Western™ Skyway Inn & Suites 311 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Blue Skies Inn B&B [built 1873 as barn] in Manitou Springs
Cliff House at Pikes Peak [built 1880s], 306 Cañon Avenue in Manitou Springs
Comfort Inn™ #CO196, 45 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Cottonwood Court Motel [replaced by Days Inn in 2007], 120 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Days Inn™ Motel [est. 2007], 120 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Dillon Motel, 134 Manitou Avenue, in Manitou Springs
Eagle Motel, 423 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
El Colorado Lodge [est. 1926], 23 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Green Willow Motel Cottages, 328 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Hotel San Ayre [est. 1952, renovated 2006], 3320 W. Colorado Avenue adjacent to Manitou Springs
The Mecca Motel [open 1950s], 3518 W. Colorado Avenue in beautiful Manitou Springs
Park Row Lodge, 54 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Pikes Peak Inn, 626 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Rodeway Inn™ The CastAways Inn & Suites, 103 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Silver Saddle Motel, 215 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs
Spring Cottage B&B [built 1881-85; CLOSED 2012], 113 Pawnee Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Sunflower Lodge Motel, 3703 W. Colorado Avenue adjacent to Manitou Springs
Two Sisters Inn Victorian B&B [built 1919, open 1990], 10 Otoe Place in Manitou Springs
The Timber Lodge [est. 1930s; open May-Sept], 3627 W. Colorado Avenue adjacent to Manitou Springs
Victoria's Keep 1892 B&B [closed 2013] in Manitou Springs

Cave of the Winds [discovered 1869, opened 1881] - 3½ miles north of Manitou Springs, Colorado
operates daily from early April to mid-November; limited/weekend schedule from mid-November to early April  Manitou & Pike's Peak Cog Railway [est. 1891; open year-round] - 1 mile west of Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, Colorado book from Images of America  "Manitou Springs [CO] (Images of America)" [2003]
by Deborah Harrison

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [10/2003] for $19.79
Manitou Springs, Colorado Then & Now Series book by Deborah Harrison  "Manitou Springs (Then & Now Series)" [2012]
by Deborah Harrison & the Manitou Springs Heritage Center

Arcadia Publng 9x6¼ pb [10/2012] for $16.54
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Old Colorado City, Colorado
Founded 1n 1859; mining supplies boom in 1890s; included in the Colorado Springs Westside Annexation of 1917.
entry at Wikipedia
Dave Hughes & the Old Colorado City Historical Society
Old Colorado City Historical District Assn.
Old Colorado City Historical District {dining}
Old Colorado City History Center Museum [est. 1976], 1 South 24th Street
The Old Town GuestHouse [1892 firehouse remodeled 1997], 115 South 26th Street in Old Colorado City
Springs Inn, 620 W. Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Pike's Peak, Colorado [elev. 14,115 feet (4,302 m)]
located 32 miles from Downtown Colorado Springs
vendor Aramark's Pikes Peak website
historic Glen Cove Inn & Timberline Café [est. 1886] halfway up Pikes Peak [elev. 11,450]
Pikes Peak Summit House [orig 1892] at the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado


Reading Material & Other Media
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http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Springs-CO-Images-America/dp/0738520918/
http://www.amazon.com/Pikes-Peak-Adventurers-Communities-Lifestyles/dp/0738520624/
http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Images-America-Arcadia-Publishing/dp/073858892X/
http://www.amazon.com/Remembering-Colorado-Springs-Sharon-Swint/dp/1596527064/
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Altitudes-Illustrated-History-Colorado/dp/0897810511/
http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Springs-Favorite-Places-Deitemeyer/dp/1565796365/

"The Collector's Encyclopedia of Van Briggle Art Pottery: An Identification & Value Guide" [Nov 1993]
by Richard Sasicki & Josie Fania
http://www.amazon.com/Collectors-Encyclopedia-Briggle-Pottery-Identification/dp/0891455191/

With God On Our Side book by Michael Weinstein & Davin Seay  "With God On Our Side: One Man's War Against An Evangelical Coup In America's Military" [2006] by Michael L. Weinstein & Davin Seay
St. Martin's Griffin 9x6 pb [2/2008] for $14.03
Thomas Dunne Books 9¼x5½ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipediaofficial website
"With God On Our Side" [video release June 2007]
6-minute short film adapted & directed by Justin Guerrieri • full credits at IMDb
Skies to Conquer / Air Force Academybook by Diana Jean Schemo  "Skies To Conquer: A Year Inside The Air Force Academy" [2010]
by Diana Jean Schemo

After covering the 2003 Academy sex scandals, journalist Schemo documented a freshmen squadron – focusing on two men and two women cadets – over a year's time, while also examining the Academy's struggle to eliminate scandalous conduct; includes 38 b&w photographs
Kindle Edition from Wiley [4/2010] for $14.49
Wiley 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2010] for $21.07


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