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St. Elmo

St. Elmo is a ghost town in the Sawatch Range about two hours west of our house. The road that leads to it passes through the Chalk Cliffs along Chalk Creek. The town was established in 1880 when silver was … Continue reading

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Museum of Colorado Prisons

There are several state and federal prisons in and around Cañon City. It probably wouldn’t take me long to find out why, but I haven’t bothered yet. Anyway, there’s one right next to downtown that’s still in use—except the part … Continue reading

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The Broadmoor

The Broadmoor is the place to be in Colorado Springs. It’s one of only three resorts to earn five-star ratings from Forbes, and the hotel has earned five stars for 54 straight years. It has hosted NATO meetings, golf championships … Continue reading

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Molly Brown House

Margaret Tobin was born in 1967 in Hannibal, Missouri. As a young woman, she moved to Colorado where she met and married mining engineer J.J. Brown. He discovered a rich vein of gold, and the Browns became rich. They had … Continue reading

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