Archive for September 14th, 2011

Going to Colorado Springs, CO

In 1953, Colorado Springs was a pretty little town. Fort Carson was Camp Carson. Just before you entered the army post, a right turn took you up the mountain to Helen Hunt Falls. Halfway up, a left turn took you on a tiny road past the Crumpacker home to the Biltmore Hotel. You might have seen a six year old’s horse roaming on someone’s front lawn. There was no Air Force Academy in the city. Government security was hidden.

But the moment of inspiration was seeing the Garden of the Gods on the other side of town. The more we change things, the more the beauty of our country is needed to stay the same. Images found on google.com bring back memories of what now seems like an uncomplicated time.


Who knew?
Today Tennessee State Libraries and Archives (TSLA) has announced a collection of Civil War letters now available. These were written by the white officers who led black troops and what they did after the war. Most are familiar with the movie ‘Glory.’ We continue to educate ourselves about our history and heroes.


Note: The Juggler, posted yesterday, appeared in the WordPress ART category. It may be a fleeting appearance but appreciated.

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