I {Heart} General Palmer

A Civil War veteran turned railroad man, General William Jackson Palmer was the visionary founder of Colorado Springs.

And oh, but we love General Palmer in this town. Continue reading

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And Speaking of General Palmer…

Apparently last Sunday marked the 140th anniversary of General Palmer’s founding of Colorado Springs.

NPR’s Weekend Edition has a new feature this summer, Honey Stop the Car: Monuments That Move You, and the July 31st story honored Palmer and his town. The story¬†features Matt Mayberry of the Pioneers Museum rushing through traffic to get to General Palmer’s statue in downtown Colorado Springs.

Happy Birthday Colorado Springs!