Colorado Springs, CO
By Emerian Rich
I was born in Colorado Springs, but all I really knew about it was they have really cool rock formations, an Olympic Training Center, and my grandparent’s house, which was the happiest place on earth.
Last summer when I went back for a family reunion, I learned so much more. For instance, did you know that Colorado Springs earned the title “Little London” in the 1800’s because it was funded by mostly British investors, and at the time, five out of six residents in the town were British? Did you also know that the founder, General William Jackson Palmer, built a real life castle there in 1871?
His statue “The Man on the Horse” still sits in the middle of town. Coming through Colorado as a railroad surveyor, he could never forget the majestic scenery he found there, and after the railroad was complete, he settled in the area. He spent approximately …continue reading in the Summer issue for 2018.