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The Wildflower Excursions

Presented by Pikes Peak Historical Society at Lake George Charter School, Lake George CO

Feb 16 2020
The Wildflower Excursions presented by Pikes Peak Historical Society at ,

Pikes Peak Historical Society presents Mel McFarland’s presentation and discussion of the Midland Railroad’s Wildflower excursions into what is now Eleven Mile Canyon and the Lake George area.

McFarland, local historian and author of books Midland Route n the Colorado Midland and Cripple Creek Road on the Midland Terminal will present not only "company" advertising pictures, but also pictures that were taken on the train.

Beginning in 1887, it was a popular full day excursion starting in Colorado Springs, and picking up people along the way. Participants carried home arm-loads of wildflowers.  The final trip was made in 1919.

Presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak

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