Manitou Springs Then and Now by Deborah Harrison and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center
Manitou Springs was founded in 1871 as a picturesque health resort nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak. The town grew as a tourist destination and adapted to the needs of thousands of visitors. Today, Manitou Springs is an eclectic mix of bedroom community, and travelers’ retreat, and examples from many architectural eras coexist in its scenic mountain valley. Author Deborah Harrison brings together many images of past and present to illuminate how this vibrant community has grown while maintaining its historic context.