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The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
Time marches forever on. For some, less time is available, and they hear the clock tick louder with every second. "For 31 years, Palmer Lake could claim one the finest resort hotels in Colorado. … more
Often people consider moving to a community based upon investment. Whether it is a social investment, a lifestyle investment, or a monetary investment all carry a certain amount of weighted value. … more
In January of 1928, having recently lost the heavyweight championship of the world title, the fighter know as Jack Dempsey announced his retirement because he was having “trouble” with his left … more
Fifty years is the big part of a lifetime. But a most vivid memory could pop up just about anywhere in a long, happy span. Rodger and Judy Voelker had just lived in Palmer Lake about six months … more
All sun and blue skies in Monument Sunday for the 14th annual Tri-Lakes Cruiser Car Show in historic downtown Monument with proceeds benefitting Tri-Lakes Cares. The usual food vendors, door … more
A wall of water, described by some as nearly 16-feet high crashed and roared down the debris-strewn South Platte River steam bed on the evening on June 16, 1965. Reports had it taking out, or at … more
In the Tri-Lakes area, citizens have a reputation to uphold for pulling off a grand Independence Day celebration every year. But the last weeks in June and the first weeks of July in 1965 were … more
In the corner of a glass cabinet in my home there is a small commemorative baseball bat honoring Babe Ruth. I purchased the item about 10 years ago in Baltimore when my son and I visited the Babe’s … more
It has been much more than 100 years, but good health and lunch has always been important in Palmer Lake. Former car conductor John Reed Judd, and his wife Annie, came to Colorado on advice of … more
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