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


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!