Colorado Springs has a very rich history. The following are offered to those interested in learning more about our City and about the early Colorado Springs pioneers.

Also, click here to read an article on “The History of Monument Valley Park” and to view early photos of the park.

Reading Selections

Bailey, Ralph EdgarFight for Royal Gorge
Banning, Evelyn I.Helen Hunt Jackson
Ruhtenburg, Polly King & Dorothy E. SmithHenry McAllister: Colorado Pioneer
Murtagh, William J.Keeping Time - The History and Theory of Preservation in America
Sprague, MarshallNewport in the Rockies (Life and Good Times of Colorado Springs)
Jackson, Helen HuntRamona
Wilcox, Rhoda DavisThe Man on the Iron Horse
Peabody, George FosterWilliam Jackson Palmer: Pathfinder and Builder



This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.