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Outdoors with Hiking Bob

Jul 29, 2020

Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department's Cultural Services Manager Matt Mayberry is the guest on this episode.

We discuss the origins of Colorado Springs, and General Palmers vision of what the city would become.  We discuss Palmer's building wide boulevards and planning for large, green spaces, with many parks. We also discuss Colorado Spring's philanthropic history, to include not only Palmer, but also Spencer Penrose, Winfield Scott Stratton, Charles Perkins,  and the El Pomar Foundation.  Also, the forthcoming Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial.

Photos mentioned during the podcast can be seen here.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum website

Colorado Springs "COS 150" website

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