• June 18
  • Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room), Colorado Springs
  • June 18, 2019
  • Category: lectures

Event Details

  • June 18, 2019
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Free

Venue

  • Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room)
  • 2490 Research Parkway
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Event Description

This historic photo shows two servants who lived at Glen Eyrie shortly after General Palmer's death

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 presenter, Susan Fletcher, Director of History and Archives at The Navigators, to learn about a surprising era of this historic property.

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