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A Look Back

Images from Colorado Springs' past

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Irving Howbert, one of Colorado Springs’ earliest business and civic leaders, stands next to a rail car along with unidentified men in this undated photograph. Howbert (1846-1934) moved to Colorado in 1860 and the next year settled on a ranch at Cheyenne Creek, near the future site of Colorado Springs. He was El Paso County clerk from 1869-79; part owner of a silver mine in Leadville; president of the First National Bank in Colorado Springs; and a state senator. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-8913

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Colorado Springs artist George O. Beardsley (1867- 1938) leans on a porch railing of vine-draped house in this undated photograph. Beardsley was known for his watercolor landscape paintings. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-4162

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The interior of First Congregational Church during services with worshipers in pews and choir sitting behind the minister in front. The photo was taken by Myron Wood in October 1957. COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 002-2867

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An undated photograph of the Hidden Inn, which was built in 1915 among rock formations in Garden of the Gods. The multilevel stucco building was nestled into rock formations at Garden of the Gods. The original inn was also a gift shop and sat on the west side of the Kissing Camels. In 1995, a visitors center for the Garden of the Gods Park replaced the old inn. In 1999, the visitors center was demolished, and only the parking lot remains for use by park visitors. PHOTOGRAPH BY RUDY & CLINTON, MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-5473

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This photo dated July 29, 1909, was taken of Mabel Emery, daughter of Charles E. Emery, a prominent photographer, at the Emery home, 1420 N. Nevada Ave. in Colorado Springs. Mabel Emery was wed to Dr. Asa Z. Hall. With her in the picture are bridesmaid Faye Anderson and younger sister Dorothy Emery, who was her flower girl. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-8763

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Kirk Hanna (1955-1998) is pictured helping herd cattle in this May 1962 image by noted Colorado Springs-based photographer Myron Wood. The photo was one of a collection in a book of poetry and photography, “Little Wrangler,” with poems by Nancy C. Wood. PHOTOGRAPH BY MYRON WOOD, MYRON WOOD COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 002-3108

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This 1903 photo shows the Rev. Alva Roy Scott and his wife, Alberta G. Scott. Scott was the minister of historic All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs. PHOTOGRAPH BY STUDIO GRAND, ALL SOULS UNITARIAN CHURCH COLLECTION, 058-1

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