housestory 1: General Palmer’s New Car

According to Marshall Sprague’s book, Newport in the Rockies, when Colorado Springs’ founder General Palmer needed a car, he went to Strang’s Garage. Sprague wrote of Palmer,

”…he told Elsie to go down to Strang’s Garage and buy one of those new electric autos–compromising his hatred of cars, since electrics didn’t smell, at least. C.G. Strang sent the electric to Glen Eyrie, driven by a teen-aged mechanic who had been christened, coincidentally, Glen Eyrie Martin.”

And the proprietor of Strang’s, Charles Graham (C.G.) Strang, lived in this little house with the great wrap around porch on North El Paso Street. Continue reading