Advocacy & Education

Advocacy & Education

Recommended Reading List

Discover the fascinating history and pioneers of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, and dive into a few exceptional works on historic preservation.  Below are reading recommendations from the HPA Board of Directors we believe you will enjoy.  Please note that a few of these publications are rare and may be out of print, requiring a bit of fun detective work through your inner bibliophile!

HPA members receive our specially designed bookmark as a thank you for your support and interest in history and historic preservation!

We welcome YOUR reading recommendations, also.  Please email us at with book titles/authors of history or preservation-themed books that have inspired you.

Author Title
Bailey, Ralph Edgar Fight for Royal Gorge
Banning, Evelyn I Helen Hunt Jackson
Ruhtenburg, Polly King & Dorothy E Smith Henry McAlistar: Colorado Pioneer
Murtagh, William J. Keeping Time – The History and Theory of Preservation in America
Sprague, Marshall Newport in the Rockies (Life and Good Times of Colorado Springs)
Jackson, Helen Hunt Ramona
Wilcox, Rhoda Davis The Man on the Iron Horse
Peabody, George Foster William Jackson Palmer: Pathfinder and Builder