This early view from the clubhouse of the Colorado Springs Golf Club (now Patty Jewett) hasn’t changed much, except for the trees that have matured in the last century.
This early view from the clubhouse of the Colorado Springs Golf Club (now Patty Jewett) hasn’t changed much, except for the trees that have matured in the last century.

Gen. William Palmer founded Colorado Springs in 1871, hoping to build a peaceful, prosperous and temperate city. Palmer’s vision may have been influenced by the purple prose of Fitzhugh Ludlow, who published “Heart of the Continent” in 1868, three years before the first stake was driven here. “When Colorado becomes a state,” Ludlow grandly predicted, […]

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