Colorado Springs Trivia – Miramont Castle

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Miramont means “look at the mountain.”

 

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Miramont Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1977. Achieving national landmark status is a tribute to the building’s historic heritage and architectural variety.

Father Jean Baptiste Francolon built Miramont Castle in 1895. The house is “an eclectic estate that blends a variety of architectural styles from Byzantine to Tudor.” Construction was completed in 1896. The castle is an architectural example of the Victorian Era.

Sisters of Mercy operated Montcalm Sanitarium at Miramont, sharing the property with Francolon.

Popular folklore has it that the castle is haunted with various apparitions and unexplained phenomenon as reported by visitors and staff.

The house is now a Victorian-era historic house museum that is owned and operated by the Manitou Springs Historical Society. Visitors can tour 42 furnished rooms and gardens. The site also features a tea room and gift shop.


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Things to do around Colorado Springs – Learn about Dinosaurs

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The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a marvelous world class museum in Woodland Park. It features an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous period. The fossil skeletons on display are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life-restoration sculptures to help you visualize these fascinating animals in life and the environments in which they lived. Visitors can read the stories of the discovery of each specimen and see a working fossil laboratory where important recently discovered paleontological specimens are being freed from their rock matrix and undergoing restoration.Click the image to learn more!


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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of February 23 – March 1, 2014

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
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Data Destruction

Data Destruction

Individual Dates & Times: *
Feb 27, 2015: 11 am – 1 pm (Fri)
Feb 28, 2015: 9 am – 1 pm (Sat)

The BBB of Southern Colorado® and BlueStar Recyclers are hosting a FREE data destruction event to help ensure your private information remains secure even after used electronic & computer components are destroyed.

On Friday the BBB of Southern Colorado and BlueStar Recyclers will be hosting the Business Recycling Day.

Saturday is consumer recycling day! Your electronics will be recycled safely to make sure your private information will stay secure.

To cover the cost of safely recycling computer monitors and/or TVs, please be prepared to provide $1.00/inch diagonally.

 

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Sustainability Series: Keeping Backyard Chickens

February 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
WHERE: Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

COST: $3 per member and $4 per non-member
CONTACT:
719-520-6387

Thinking about keeping chickens in the city? Come learn about all the things you’ll need to consider before adding a flock to your backyard. We’ll discuss coop requirements, feed, basic hygiene, winter precautions, and more. Meet a live, happy hen and find out if backyard chickens are right for you! Reservations required.

 

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Little Wonders: Oh, Deer!

February 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
WHERE: Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

COST: $3/person including adults & siblings

CONTACT: 719-520-6387

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Reservations required, 520-6387.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Bear Creek Cañon Park

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In 1873, and for many years, the only trail up to the Pikes Peak Signal Station started in Manitou Springs and went through Bear Creek Cañon.

 

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“Bear Creek Cañon Park – View across the top of Bear Creek Cañon to Old Gold Camp Road” by CaroleHenson – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

 

Bear Creek Cañon Park is a high-country park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado with steep trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

A trail in the western edge of the Bear Creek Regional Park connects to the high-country Bear Creek Cañon Park.

General William Jackson Palmer donated land to establish the park, along with other Colorado Springs parks, such as Monument Valley Park, North Cheyenne Cañon Park, Palmer Park, Pioneer Square (South) Park, and Prospect Lake. He donated a total of 1,270 acres of land.

In 1873, and for many years, the only trail up to the Pikes Peak Signal Station started in Manitou Springs and went through Bear Creek Cañon. The 17 mile trail also passed through Seven Lakes, Jones Park and the past Lake House at Lake Morraine areas.


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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Visit the North Pole

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This enchanted family theme park has something for every member of the family. Meet Santa Claus and his elves. Come ride with us on the unique Christmas Tree Ride, swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, and enjoy a whimsical ride on our Antique Carousel. You can fly through the sky on an Aerial Tram or stay on the ground with the Miniature Train. There are more than two dozen family-friendly rides for your pleasure. Spend time feeding our goats and llamas, or watch the magic show. Browse the quaint village shops stocked with unique gifts, perfect for getting your holiday shopping done early.Click the image to learn more


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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of February 16-22, 2014

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Pikes Peak Derby Dames – Double Header!

February 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Colorado Springs City Auditorium
221 East Kiowa Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
COST: $15.00
PPDD All Stars vs Rocky Mountain Contenders

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PPDD Slamazons vs Rocky Mountain Project Mayhem

Saturday, February 21st
Doors open at 5:00 pm. First game starts at 6:00

General Admission $10 In Advance / $15 at the Door
Kids 10 and Under FREE
Upgrade to a box seat for $5 at the door, if available
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Box Seats $15 Online / $20 at the Door – All ages

Colorado Springs City Auditorium
221 East Kiowa Street – 719-385-5969

 

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek Ice Festival 2015

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event.  Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you.  Going on its 8th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year.  Themes have included a Mythological Wonderland, Story Time, Under the Sea, a Military Salute Carved in Ice, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, and a Medieval theme.  The possibilities are endless in 2015, where all sculptors are free to form the ice into any form they choose!

 

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Crafting Chewy Chocolaty “Coniferous” Cones

February 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHERE: Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

COST: $5 per member, $6 per non-member

Come and craft an edible cone! We’ll kick off the class learning about evergreens and the differences between spruces and pines. Then, we’ll craft an edible, snowy, chocolate pine cone. We’ll wrap up our course outside, exploring Bear Creek’s evergreens, where you can test out your new knowledge on spruces and pines. Reservation required 520-6387.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Patty Jewett Golf Course

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The Patty Jewett Golf course is named after Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Inductee William Kennon Jewett.

 

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Bill Jewett, a native of Long Island, N.Y., came to Colorado Springs in 1898, age 46, the same year the Town and Gown Golf Club came into existence, and in stunningly short order became a true pioneer in the development of golf in this great state.

Jewett, an astute businessman who owned the New London Gold Mine in Alma, was vice president of the Colorado Springs National Bank and formed the Suburban Land and Water Company. He was elected president of the course on the north end of the town in 1900. That same year he defeated J.E. McIntyre for the club championship in 63 holes.

In 1910 he purchased the Town and Gown Club’s property, changed the name of the course to Colorado Springs Golf Club and ruled the organization.

In 1919, four years after his wife, Patty, died, Jewett gained full ownership of the Suburban Land and Water Company and deeded the course to the city with two important stipulations: “The gift shall be known as the Patty Stuart Jewett Memorial Field and maintained in perpetuity by the city for park purposes devoted primarily to golf … and the grounds shall be open to all persons over the age of 10.”

The Patty Jewett clubhouse was remodeled in 1990 with a portrait of Patty hung in the great room. There is a picture of W.K., who died in 1935, age 81, in the bar finishing his swing with a wooden-headed club. And the golf course shall forever be known as Patty Jewett.


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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Serenity Springs Wildlife Center

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Big Cats of Serenity Springs Inc. DBA Serenity Springs Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, stable and permanent home for non-domestic felines and other exotic wildlife.Through educational programs and community outreach, we strive to raise public awareness of the existence of the large numbers of captive wildlife and the continuing need for sanctuary from exploitation, abuse and neglect. Through introduction to, and education about these magnificent creatures, we promote compassion and respect for all animals while fostering recovery for endangered species.

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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of February 9-15, 2014

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2015 Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off

February 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Soda Springs Park
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
COST: $1.00 for two samples of gumbo
The Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off is back! Every year professional chefs and amateur cooks compete in this intense gumbo cook-off at Soda Springs Park. Each division competes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as Best Showmanship and People’s Choice Award which are determined by you, the public.

The competition begins at 8:00am. Judging and public tastings begin at 10:45am and awards will be announced at 12:00pm. It is only $1.00 for two samples of gumbo. If you would like to compete in this year’s Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off fill out an application before February 6, 2015.

Be sure to stick around till 1:00pm for the Carnivale Parade in downtown Manitou Springs. Receive free Mardi Gras beads and get into the Carnival spirit.

 

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2015 Carnivale Parade

February 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Manitou Springs
COST: Free

It’s Mardi Gras time! Come witness the 2015 Carnivale Parade in Downtown Manitou Springs. Each year hundreds line up the avenue to partake in Mardi Gras celebrations and festivities.

Bighorn Sheep Day

Bighorn Sheep Day

February 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
1805 North 30th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
COST: Free

FREE Family Fun! Come to the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center to learn about bighorn sheep and possibly spot them in their natural habitat. We’ll have several telescopes available for viewing as well as a variety of presentations, prizes and educational stations. Free face tattoos!


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Colorado Springs Trivia – American Numismatic Association

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The ANA national headquarters is located in Colorado Springs.

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An ANA national home and headquarters building fund was established on April 29, 1961. Colorado Springs, Colorado, was selected, and a ground breaking ceremony was held on September 6, 1966. On December 20, 1966, the building fund goal of $250,000 was reached and the new home and headquarters of the American Numismatic Association was dedicated and officially opened in Colorado Springs on June 10, 1967. Currently, the ANA facility in Colorado Springs houses the largest circulating numismatic library in the world. Books, educational slide programs and instructional videotapes are loaned to members without charge other than costs to cover postage and insurance. Additionally, the ANA has many affiliate club members throughout the United States, such as the Beverly Hills Coin Club and the Chicago Coin Club.

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