Ppcc has reciprocal borrowing privileges at the university of colorado, colorado springs uccs library. Important dates highlights in the history of the pikes peak backcountry. The photographs included help bring the stories to life and recount many who came to the area, fell in love with the setting and climate, and then influenced the growth and development of the region. Crt monthly luncheons provide an opportunity for those serving at nonprofits in the pikes peak region to network with each other. Take a look around and explore the biographies of some famous and infamous colorado characters. Exploring the old north end neighborhood of colorado springs by. American indians of the pikes peak region images of america. The book of colorado springs by manly and eleanor ormes is the story of the founders, the founding, and the development of colorado springs.
Check out this list of books on a wide variety of topics related to our regional history from the pikes peak library district visit the colorado springs pioneers museum. Pikes peak is most accurately based on the fascinating history of colorado springs and its. Pikes peak summit complex project colorado springs. Includes homework help, games, biographies, activities, etc. Mike olsen emcee this little light of mine, im gonna let it shine. Book catalog at uccs ppcc has reciprocal borrowing privileges at the university of colorado, colorado springs uccs library. She has a degree in liberal arts and is the owner and operator of blue moon haunted history tours in manitou springs. About pikes peak americas mountain colorado springs.
Manitou springs was one of the earliest destinations for visitors west of the mississippi. Railroads history of some of the railroads that helped build the pikes peak area. Pikes peak, located in the rocky mountains west of colorado springs, is one of the most famous and most attainable 14ers in the country. A reading guide to colorado springs history springs. The fourteener is one of the most important peaks in colorado history and plays an essential role in the states tourism industry. Learn more of pikes peak rich history starting in 1803. American indians of the pikes peak region and millions of other books are. Many of these books are out of print and came from used book stores.
The wild west days were destined to fade for colorado city and in 1917, after a second vote, it was annexed by colorado springs. Zebulon pike, its striking beauty has inspired countless travelers, and helped shape our nations history. At the southern tip of colorados front range, just west of the city of colorado springs, pikes peak is the most famous mountain in the state. When you see this blue box, left click on the box and you will be taken to that page or. His journal, published in 1810, was the first book to describe this region and it inspired. Pikes peak a bit of history on americas most famous mountain. Les kennedy jackie kennedy us history american history history books jaqueline kennedy john junior john. In 1859, colorado springs history is marked with the founding of colorado city which became the first settlement in the pikes peak region.
This book leaves you on the edge of your seat and intrigued to read more. Pikes peak towers above pikes peak avenue in a young colorado springs in the. Direct link to over 10,000 historyrelated online books ebooks from ppccs ebook collections. Pikes peak community college libraries information. Pikes peak library district history series clausen books. We distribute and sell all pikes peak library district history series books and dvds. He is a pikes peak region native and has written a handful of books and guides highlighting the areas rich history. Mccullough had operated the restaurant for 10 years. He volunteered at the colorado gold writers conference in 2019 and has volunteered at the pikes peak writers conference every year since 2016. View our impact report to learn more about how we help colorado springs. He is a member of pikes peak writers and rocky mountain fiction writers, and participates in colorado tesla writers and colorado writers and publishers groups. Eerie tales have been part of the citys history from the beginning.
Hello, sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues. Pikes peak is an american icon, and the summit is a national historic landmark nhl that holds a special place in americas heart. Before it was founded, the site of modernday colorado springs, colorado, was part of the american frontier. Long an integral part of the life of this small town located near colorado springs and the base of majestic pikes peak, the cliff house at pikes peak was built in the winter of 1873 and has been open to guests longer than colorado has been a state, compiling a fascinating history of its own over its 125 years. The readers advisor online browse genres, find readalikes, articles, etc. The epic landscape was perfect for early naturalists and the dry temperate climate had great health benefits. An illustrated history of colorado springs gardner, mark l. Regional history and genealogy collections at pikes peak library.
Welcome to the pikes peak genealogical society ppgs. Village inns colorado roots denver public library history. Pikes peak library districts regional history series home. She graduated from colorado high school, in colorado springs, and attended uccs. Action, adventure, mystery, and fear itself burrow its way into the depths of your mind. A pikes peak car story caboose cobwebs woodmen edition. Material resources, books, tapes, videos, music, office equipment such as computers, faxes, desks, chairs etc. Pikes peak historical society preserving the history of. Mountain men trappers and traders the real pioneers of the rocky mountain west. Zebulon pike, its striking beauty has inspired countless travelers, and.
Old colorado city, built in 1858 during the pikes peak gold rush was the. Jan 24, 2020 a collection of biographies of historically important persons with connections to colorado. Colorado mountain club historian since 2003, woody smith has hiked to the summit of pikes peak twice, reached the summit once by car, once by cog rail, climbed eightyfive of colorados one hundred highest peaks, made a few minor discoveries including a probable first known ascent of kit carson mountain in 1883, and led a successful 2005 effort to name. Jul 31, 2012 stephanie waters was brought up in a military household and has lived all over the united states, but is proud to call colorado home.
Our mission is to preserve family history by indexing records. Many of these books are out of print and came from used book stores real and virtual. Not only is its past mixed with interesting figures and events, the springs wears that history on its sleeve. This support has made the difference for many local agencies.
Learn more about colorado springs briargate mustangs in colorado springs, artist. The fourteener is one of the most important peaks in colorado history and plays an essential role in the states tourism industry standing 14,115 feet, pikes peak was formed by the geologic event known as the laramide orogeny. We offer two year technical degrees and transfer degrees where students can complete the first two years of a bachelors degree here, then transfer to a university. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. Doctors, disease and dying in the pikes peak region. Established in 1871, colorado springs arrived at a time and place well situated to tie its early history to the broader expansion of the western united states in the postcivil war era. Pikes peak is a national icon and the everpresent silhouette of colorado springs history. Pioneers for racial justice in colorado springs, by lucy bell. Marshall spragues book is a very good account of the history and times that have shaped colorado springs, colorado and the pikes peak region. I think that we will still be able to assist you with your issue though. The colorado springs pioneers museum has numerous exhibits, educational programs and opportunities to immerse yourself in the history of our city. The purpose of the society is to encourage the preservation of the history of florissant and the west slope of pikes peak, and to educate the public regarding this historical legacy.
This website is for the pikes peak library district in colorado springs, co. Pikes peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the rocky mountains, in north america. Colorado history history libguides at pikes peak library district. Fish at one of three lakes, enjoy one of our many picnic areas and hiking trails. Mar 24, 2020 learn more about colorado springs briargate mustangs in colorado springs, artist. Pikes peak library districts regional history series. At 14,115 feet, pikes peak is one of the highest in the rocky mountains.
Check out this list of books on a wide variety of topics related to our regional history from the pikes peak library district. Our colorado history the cliff house at pikes peak. Distributors of the pikes peak library district special collections history series. Having grown up in colorado springs this is a great book for local history. Shop pikes peak region books and collectibles abebooks. Even on days with sunshine, high winds above timberline would blow huge snowdrifts into the cuts overnight. Stephanie waters was brought up in a military household and has lived all over the united states, but is proud to call colorado home. Snowstorm after snowstorm pummeled pikes peak, and the line was only open for two days in may. First thing, in your comment you noted that the issues you were experiencing were with a wyoming library district. This allages read tells the tale of peoples who inhabited this region centuries before fortune drove pioneers west in the 1890s.
The book of colorado springs remains among the best and most consulted sources of the citys early history. The mountain is named in honor of american explorer zebulon pike though he was unable to reach the summit. Spend a day enjoying the rich history of manitou springs and see why it was one of the first visitor destinations in the west. As early as the 1700s, the spanish were prospecting and mining for precious metals. Colorado history colorado histories colorado virtual library. Colorado city, now called old colorado city, was founded at the confluence of fountain and camp creeks on august, 1859, making it the first pikes peak region settlement.
Colorado history history libguides at pikes peak library. They offer access to cultural and heritage resources. Jan 24, 2020 direct link to over 10,000 history related online books ebooks from ppccs ebook collections. Colorado has a rich history, and here were just scratching the surface.
A collection of biographies of historically important persons with connections to colorado. See more ideas about colorado springs, colorado and history. History research guides at pikes peak community college. Pikes peak, which is proudly listed as a national historic landmark, was once home to the ute indians and even earlier to the clovis culture. Thats why ordering your free visitor guide to colorado springs and the pikes peak region is like having your own travel planner. The spring of 1973 was one of the worst springs in the railways history. The natural cool mineral springs both colorado springs and manitou springs are named for, added extra curative powers to the region.
Colorado springs pioneers museum online collections. Ghosts of colorado springs and pikes peak by stephanie waters. Kaelin is president of the pikes peak historical society and has. Ghosts of colorado springs and pikes peak by stephanie waters actively induces the reader in a state of shock as you read along the gruesome stories within.
Ways to celebrate the sesquicentennial colorado springs. Pikes peak publishing, publishers of life after 50. A familyowned, general stock used book shop, established july 1, 1946 by henry a. Used book stores colorado springs clausen books, rmaba. The climate of the pikes peak region, the therapeutic mineral waters of manitou springs, and, most of all, the talented medical professionals who practiced in the. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable. Pikes peak library districts regional history series pikes. Colorado springs is the secondmost populous city in colorado, with more than 456,000 residents. Friendship force mission to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people. There is no doubt that colorado springs is a unique city, especially with a backdrop of 14,110.
About pikes peak americas mountain pikes peak region. Ghosts of colorado springs and pikes peak haunted america. Community roundtable colorado springs breaking the cycle of. A pikes peak book collection view pikes peak medal collection by matt carpenter this is my pikes peak library current count. May 08, 2018 in november 1956, anderson and mola purchased the village inn, 217 east pikes peak avenue, in colorado springs from j. Learn about the mountain at one of our meet the ranger interpretive programs and hear about the history, myths, flora and fauna of pikes peak americas mountain. Pikes peak and colorado city, pencil drawing by artist a. Ghosts of colorado springs and pikes peak history books. The regional history collection includes books, maps, manuscripts and archives, photographs.
It was the territorial capitol for a short period and served as a supply camp for miners traveling to the mining camps west of denver. Carte postale ancienne the pikes peak auto highway pikes peak region colorado and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Homeless in colorado springs regional history and genealogy collections at pikes peak library district are held by special collections in the 1905 carnegie library. Mining in the pikes peak region was a tremendous influence in colorado springs history. With many unique neighborhoods, mountain communities and a rich western heritage, the pikes peak region offers a way to getaway, distress and rejuvenate. Join pikes peak library districts special collections and award winning author and historian alice echols at an event celebrating her new nonfiction book, shortfall.
Order all these titles online at, a clausen books website. The pikes peak historical society is a nonprofit corporation organized under irs code section 501c3. A timeline of historical events associated with pikes peak, the cog rail, the pikes peak highway, glen cove, the summit house and notable people such the ute indians, president jefferson, zebulon pike, steven long, edwin james, julia archibald holmes, spencer penrose, katharine lee bates and the frozen five. Regional history and genealogy collections at pikes peak library district are held by special collections in the 1905. Browse, borrow, and enjoy titles from the pikes peak library district digital collection. Visit historic landmarks in colorado springs and the pikes peak region. Pikes peak and cheyenne mountain are the subjects of several spooky native american legends, and anasazi spirits are still seen at the ancient cliff dwellings. Located in pike national forest about 12 miles from downtown colorado springs, the peak is named after zebulon pike, an early explorer of the area.1229 213 420 217 287 278 314 265 1030 1546 175 41 1262 210 712 313 436 29 388 1229 1469 367 460 1198 358 1211 921 24 1078 1439 1373 825 1328 1491 405 1098 906