Thursday, April 22, 2021


Post by Doris McCraw

writing as Angela Raines

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2021 marks the sesquicentennial of Colorado Springs. While most will still not be traveling this year, thanks to the internet, Zoom, and other media outlets, others can join in on some of what is happening. 

Besides sharing various stories from the city's history, I am sharing some links to information you might be interested in. 

The town itself was set up as a resort town. Its founders envisioned a place where those from the East and Europe to come and enjoy the clean air and the plethora of natural beauty. The additional benefit they found; the clear air also helped those show suffered from consumption. Note, that consumption during this time was considered any wasting disease which included tuberculous, asthma, cancer among others. For that reason, the area was a magnet for doctors who not only were searching for a cure for themselves but for others also.

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When you think about it, the kind of people it takes to create a new town, especially one of this type, they had to believe and dream big. 

Here are a few links that you may find interesting concerning this rich history.

The history through quilts:

Holiday Baking at Rock Ledge Ranch:

Horsing Around Rock Ledge Ranch:

Women's Suffrage, Jail is not a Pleasant Experience:

History on the Go:

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I hope you all enjoy some of the local histories and find them useful.

Until next time and I share more history. 

Doris Gardner-McCraw -
Author, Speaker, Historian-specializing in
Colorado and Women's History
Western Writers of America,
Colorado Author League,
Women Writing the West
Angela Raines - author: Telling Stories Where Love & History Meet

Post (c) Doris McCraw



  1. I enjoy your posts because I know they are well researched and I can learn from them. I appreciate the work you put into them, as I'm sure do others.

    1. You are welcome. I enjoy sharing history and try to make sure it is a true as I can make it. Doris


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