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A look back: Photos from Colorado Springs' history, including Earl 'Dutch' Clark

Images from Colorado Springs' past.

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Earl “Dutch” Clark, in full football regalia, is seen in 1935. Clark was a member of both the college and pro football halls of fame. According to a history posted online by the Colorado Springs Sports Corp., Clark was a versatile athlete who excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track at Colorado College. He became the first CC athlete in any sport to earn All-America honors. After college, Clark moved on to the National Football League and became one of pro football’s most prolific players in the 1930s. He died in 1978. PHOTO BY HARRY L. STANDLEY, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, OO1-5263

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Ambrose Schlegel, a master potter for Van Briggle Pottery, is seen at work in 1915. Schlegel worked at Van Briggle from 1902 to 1931. The Van Briggle Pottery Festival and Tour is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with tours every 20 minutes, at the Van Briggle Building, 1125 Glen Ave. Cost is $12. For more information, go to colorado college.edu/other/ wes/events.html. STEWARTS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 013-1095

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South Junior High School in Colorado Springs is seen in this undated photograph. South Junior High School was designed by the local firm of MacLaren and Hetherington in 1924, at the same time as North Junior High and West Junior High, according to a history on springsgov.com. It was vacated in the early 1980s and demolished in 1991 to make way for the Police Operations Center. MCFARLAND PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION , COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 432-15

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Artus Van Briggle works on a clay sculpture at a small table at the Holmes Ranch, east of Colorado Springs, in 1897. The boy behind him is William C. Holmes, seen with his dog, Curley. Van Briggle moved to Colorado Springs two years later. The Van Briggle Pottery Festival and Tour is 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, with tours every 20 minutes, at the Van Briggle Building, 1125 Glen Ave. Cost is $12. For more information, go to colorado college.edu/other/ wes/events.html. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-358

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Artus and Anne Van Briggle in an undated photograph. The two met in Paris and married in 1902 in Colorado Springs. Anne continued to operate Van Briggle Pottery after Artus’ death in 1904. “Together they left a timeless and permanent imprint on the tradition of American art pottery,” the Van Briggle website states. Anne, who later remarried, died in 1929. STEWARTS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 013-11500

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Two young boys lean against a wooden building in this photo from 1900. The caption on the back of the photograph reads: “Johnny Freeman and Harry Lewharb and Prince/Roswell, Colo.” MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-8799

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The home of James and Julie Villiers McMillan, at 30 W. Dale Street in Colorado Springs, is seen in this undated photograph. After James died of tuberculosis, Julie married Spencer Penrose. She donated the McMillan property to the city for the establishment of an art school and center. With the success of the Broadmoor Art Academy, the space was deemed too small and it was razed to build the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, designed by John Gaw Meem, in 1936. MCFARLAND PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 432-45

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