Manitou Springs – Images of America by Deborah Harrison
Hidden between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. Drawn to the healing waters of its numerous mineral springs, the Ute, Cheyenne, and other native tribes once considered the acre sacred. As more and more Europeans traveled to the area, the city of Manitou Springs was established as health resort and visited by thousands, from vacationing families and wealthy celebrities to tubercular patients and medical professionals. Through the years the city faced the challenges of changing tourism patterns, but the formation of a national historic district in the 1980’s launched the restoration and renewal of many of the city’s most cherished buildings and traditions, reminding both residents and visitors alike of the charm Manitou Springs has always offered.
In this volume, local author and historian Deborah Harrison has gathered more than 200 stunning images to tell the unique tale of Manitou Springs. Previously unpublished photographs, postcards, sketches, and other visual memorabilia showcase treasured landmarks, events, and characters from the city’s past and pay tribute to the men and women whose vision and determination made Manitou Springs a destination and a home.