Greater Woodland Park Chamber. - Event Information

Event Name:The Wildflower Excursions
Event Type(s):Community Event Calendar
Member Event

Local historian and author of two Colorado Midland Railroad books, Midland Route on the Colorado Midland and Cripple Creek Road on the Midland Terminal, McFarland will give a slide presentation and discussion of the Midland’s Wildflower excursions into what is now the Eleven Mile Canyon and Lake George area. This trip will show not only "company" advertising pictures, but also pictures that people on the train took. Beginning in 1887, it was a very 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.

Event Date:2/16/2020
Event Time:2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mountain
Location:Lake George Charter School
38874 US Hwy 24, Lake George, CO
Lake George, CO 80827

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Contact Person:Toni Ratzlaff
(phone: 719-748-8259 or 719)

Part of the Pikes Peak Historical Society Chautauqua series this presentation is provided as a public service. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The Lake George Charter School is located only 4 minutes west of Florissant, on the south side of Highway 24 just past the Ferrell Propane lot. No reservation is required. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.

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