Glen Eyrie after General Palmer: Stories of Dreamers, Schemers, and Colorful Characters
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Glen Eyrie’s tempestuous history following the death of General Palmer is filled with colorful characters, natural disasters, and multiple schemes, one of which could have put both Glen Eyrie and the Garden of the Gods at risk. Join the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society to learn more about a surprising era of this historic property.
Colorado Springs mourned when its founder, General William Jackson Palmer, died in 1909. But what happened to Glen Eyrie – his beautiful and beloved home next to Garden of the Gods – before The Navigators purchased the property in 1953?
This tempestuous period in Glen Eyrie’s history is filled with colorful characters, natural disasters and schemes, including a real estate scheme that would have put both Glen Eyrie and Garden of the Gods at risk, plus the gold-digging schemes of a wealthy man’s girlfriend and (briefly) wife.
Join us to learn about a surprising era of this historic property.
Presenter Susan Fletcher received her MA degree in public history from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to joining The Navigators in 2007, she served as the archivist for the Church of God and Lee University. She is coauthor of Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words and is under contract to write Exploring the History of Childhood and Play through 50 Historic Treasures. Fletcher is a past chairman of the Colorado Springs Historic Preservation Board. She is the founder of History Joy, a consulting company specializing in personal archives and oral history interviews.
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