About the series

This July, as Colorado Springs gears up for its 150th birthday on the 31st, The Gazette has prepared a series of articles on the history of our city. Check back for fascinating glimpses into the people and events that have shaped Colorado Springs into the landmark it is today.

A brief history of the city of Colorado Springs, founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer.

Fast Facts

America's Mountain: A history of Pikes Peak