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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Laura Belle McDaniel
~ Colorado City’s Most Prominent Madam ~

150th Birthday Celebration!
Friday, November 11th 6:30 pm with a reception followed by the program at 7:00 pm.
Cost $3.00.

OLD COLORADO CITY HISTORY CENTER
1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719-636-1225 board@occhs.org

A history of the Pikes Peak region includes not only the Indians, the railroads, gold and Pikes Peak but also prostitution. In the late 1890’s Colorado City was full of life thanks in part to dry Colorado Springs. The business of prostitution flourished. Laura Belle McDaniel, known as “Queen of the Tenderloin”, arrived in Colorado City in about 1891 and it wasn’t long before she was running one of the fanciest brothels in town. Laura Belle was born in November 1861 – 150 years ago!

Join the Old Colorado City Historical Society as we celebrate her 150th birthday with special refreshments and an illustrated program by local historian Jan MacKell on Friday, Nov 11th. Her detailed program will take us from Laura’s humble beginnings in Missouri to her successful business in Colorado City to her untimely and suspicious death in a car accident in 1918.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Reel History of Colorado Springs Film Series
@ Pikes Peak Library District

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Information: 719-531-6333 x2253

Historic Films of the Pikes Peak Area
6 p.m., Thursday, October 20, Historic Films of the Pikes Peak Area Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak area have been featured in many films during the past century. This special 75-minute screening will feature several of these historic films. Come see Colorado Springs as it was in early motion pictures!


Anatomy of a Psycho
6 p.m., Thursday, October 27, Anatomy of a Psycho (1961) Raging impulses of a deranged mind! A terrifying searching exposé . . . A psychotic killer prowls the night! . . . Will he be stopped before he kills again? Filmed in Colorado Springs by Alexander Film Company. Introductory commentary by Steve Antonuccio, Pueblo City-County Library District.


Land of Nowhere
6 p.m., Thursday, November 3, Land of Nowhere (Premiere) A documentary by David Emrich, Linda Flis, and Joe Tarabino about "The Greater Barrier," one of the more interesting motion pictures of the silent film era—produced by the Pikes Peak Films Company in 1915. Filmed in and near Colorado Springs.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Trailer: Frozen to Death on Pikes Peak: A Cold Case Investigation from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

Frozen to Death on Pikes Peak Premiere
Event Type: History Library Programs
Date: 8/20/2011
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Library: East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Location: East Community/Conference Rooms I & II

Description: World Premiere Screening
Frozen to Death on Pikes Peak: A Cold Case Investigation
a Pikes Peak Library District, Video Production Center film

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