Monument was ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of place

From hoof, to hook, packed on ice, railcar shipped; Monument was 'meat and potatoes' kind of place By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com In the fall, cattle...

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...

Woodmoor has a poetic ring to it

By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Somewhere about 458 B.C. Aeschylus figured out that “Time brings all things to pass.” Though announcements involving housing developments and...

“Trouble”; The story of a B-24 Liberator shot down over France

Join retired Colonel John Mann and Mark Pfoff as they talk with local author Larry Smith about his book "Trouble". The book...

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...

Last regularly-scheduled steam locomotive came through Palmer Lake in 1962

After lunch, sit a while. After supper, walk a mile By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com It has been much more than 100 years, but good...

Memorial Day Flood of 1935 ranks in the top three

 By Rob Carrigan, robcarrigan1@gmail.com Few people are still around that remember the big rain, and resulting flood of Memorial Day, 1935. It has been...

Monument Rock centers the known trail universe

By Rob Carrigan, rob.carrigan@pikespeaknewspapers.com If you continue past Limbach Park, across the train tracks on Second Street, take a left on Mitchell Ave....

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