Diphtheria epidemic broke out in January of 1880

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com A fine spring of good soft water flowed through a beautiful meadow in 1869.  Gwillim R. Gwillim, a native...

Zeroing in on the Beacon

Hope this sheds some light on mystery of the Monument Hill tower By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Aviation has, and continues to make contrails across...

Beacon tower blown to bits after move from Monument

You don’t miss something until it is gone By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com It is often true that you don’t miss something until it is...

National Carvers Museum whittled down to splinters and memories

One dark day in April, 1990, the ornately carved doors were closed to the public forever By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Ornate totem poles, jutting...

Fear of wrecks haunts us in our tracks

Cos he was going down a grade making 90 miles an hour, The whistle broke into a scream. He was found in the wreck...

Town disappears from sight, but not memory

Homes, shacks, pigpens, garage, and the train station ... all abandoned By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Nearby dairies would load the milk cans off their wagons...

Cripple Creek, Palmer Lake, Denver battle blaze and chemicals

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Throw sand, and pour water.  For thousands of years, if fire broke out that needed snuffed, those aforementioned materials...

Hotel business thrives as thousands take cure

The Monument Hotel was considered one of the finest for complete rest and relaxation when it was built in 1870 By Rob Carrigan,...

Yule Log warms through the ages

Warm your heart in the spirit of the season By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com A heart-warming celebration of holiday season, steeped in tradition, and shared...

Softness in hard times, light for dark days

Beginning in 1936, the star has been lit each year from December 1st until January 1st By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com In the hardest of...

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