Category Archives: History

Fort Garland

Fort Garland, in south central Colorado was an active military post for 25 years, from 1858 to 1883. It was built to protect settlers from Indians. Nothing much happened there. The highlights, such as they are: In March, 1862, Colorado … Continue reading

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McAllister House

We’re still settling into our new house, putting up curtain rods, painting, stuff like that. But we decided to take a break and see something local. The McAllister House was built in 1873, at a time when all the houses … Continue reading

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Vindicator Valley

On Sunday, we took Linda and Barb up into the mountains to Victor. We spent a half hour wandering the Vindicator Valley Trail, enjoying the view. Wyoming Ground Squirrel in hiding Female Mountain Bluebird Even at the relatively early hour … Continue reading

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Air Force Academy

The Air Force Academy moved to Colorado Springs in August, 1958, four months after I was born. The architecture definitely looks like it’s from that period.  All it takes to get on the grounds is to show a photo i.d. … Continue reading

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