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A Look Back

Images of Colorado Springs' past

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As identified on the back of this June 4, 1907, photo, Pearl Firebaugh, Carrie Dennis Fowler and Eddie Dennis pose in the narrowest part of a dirt road in Williams Canyon. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-5456

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Fannie Mae Duncan’s graduation picture from Colorado Springs High School in 1938. Duncan, whose nightclub The Cotton Club helped define entertainment in Colorado Springs, died in 2005. She had become a symbol of racial harmony, with the sign outside the Cotton Club reading “Everybody welcome” — regardless of their skin color. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT

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Soldiers take part in field training at Fort Carson in 1956. Fort Carson, then Camp Carson, was established in 1942, after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, according to a history on the website of The Mountain Post Historical Society. The city of Colorado Springs bought land south of the city and donated it to the War Department. Construction began immediately and the first building, the camp headquarters, was completed on Jan. 31, 1942. PHOTO BY MYRON WOOD, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 002-3299

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Bill Brickell, who was born and raised in Colorado Springs, drove a Gray Line tour bus on the Pikes Peak Highway for two years. Brickell, at far right, stands with people taking a tour on July 16, 1951, at Glen Cove on Pikes Peak, altitude 11,425 feet. In the wake of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway shutdown this year, Gray Line has begun daily round-trip shuttles to the summit of Pikes Peak with 14-passenger vans and 21- and 29-passenger shuttle buses. The railway, which has undergone several months of maintenance, could remain closed for up to three years while its owner, The Broadmoor hotel, studies its fate, hotel President and CEO Jack Damioli has said. Several other tour and shuttle operators also offer rides to the summit, said Jack Glavan, manager of the Pikes Peak Highway, which the city of Colorado Springs owns and operates. The Anschutz Corp., owner of The Broadmoor, also owns The Gazette. COURTESY OF BILL BRICKELL

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Students at Fountain School pose in August 1992. Some students are identified on the reverse. “Starting from left hand corner at top: left to right. 1. Dorothy Brunett 2. Bessie Tandon 3. Alice Lobdell 4. Vera Damman 5. Austiva Booth 6. Maud Hileader 7. Lenoa Lake 8. Helen Geogory 9. Dorotheia Hurly 10. Eunice Lawson 11. Lucille Penn 12. Helen Welsh 13. Grace Shaner 14. Arian Swarty 15. Jewel Jordan 16. Helen Duckworth 17. Ruth Viney 8. Beatrix Tanner 19. Ruth Miller 20. Jessie Black 21. Blance Duncan 22. Elva Bunchett 23. Nancy Valiutte 24. Earl Saw 25. Dwith Bess 26. David 27. Willard Transue 28. Robert Burris 29. Ray Garbeth 30. Laura May Stevenson 31. Pauline Lei 32. Opal Westfall 33. France Leffler 34. Grace Francis 35. Doris 36. Grace McCoy 37. Russell Wright 38. Gaylord Gatz 39. Muriel Shoupson 40. Robert Swearington 41. Earl Heath 42. Muril Thomas 43. George Beal 44. Murilen Shurer 45. Milton Shulty 46. Clarence Walters.” COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 487-19

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Soldiers salute as they pass the reviewing stand in front of the First National Bank building on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs in this 1948 photograph. The Antlers Hotel is visible in the background. STEWARTS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 013-2487

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Bancroft School is seen in this 1889 photograph. The school was named in honor of Hubert Howe Bancroft, author of many Western history books, according to information on the city of Colorado Springs’ website. The school closed in 1926, and the area is now the site of Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City. MARGARETTA M. BOAS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, COURTESY OF PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT, 001-4681

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