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History of Colorado

Prior to the arrival of European colonists, Colorado was inhabited by several indigenous tribes. Among them were Apache, who lived in the eastern plains in the eighteenth century, but later migrated south to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The gap left by the Apache migration was filled by Arapaho and Cheyenne, who came from the east but moved to Colorado in the 1860s. In addition, Shoshoni lived in several valleys, including the Yampa Valley in the northern part of the state. , until the end of the 19th century and the Ute were a tribe established in the Rocky Mountains for many centuries, but were almost entirely relocated from the state in the 1880s.

The life of Colorado Springs, Colorado began in August 1871, when General William Palmer established the city at the base of the majestic Pikes Peak, with Acacia Park in the center, the only high-quality resort town between the Mississippi and California. Palmer unleashed the aspiration that would create the unique place, the jewel of the West, called Colorado Springs. In July 2006, Money Magazine ranked Colorado Springs as the best place to live in the big city category, which includes cities with 300,000 people or more. The population of Colorado Springs is now about 460,000 people and about 600,000 people including the suburbs.

The first Europeans to arrive in the region were Spanish, French and American traders, hunters and fur explorers. The land that would eventually become Colorado was partly acquired by the acquisition of Louisiana in 1803 from France and partly by Mexico through the Mexican cession of 1848 (after the Mexican-American war of 1846-1848).

In 1858, gold was discovered in Colorado, and when the news reached the east, large numbers of settlers arrived in the gold rush of 1859 in Colorado. The population exploded in many places, but then it fell again when the ore ran out, leaving many ghost towns. Colorado was organized as American territory.

In Colorado there are many city names with the second word “Springs”. You’ve probably heard them – Glenwood Springs, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Idaho Springs … First-time visitors mostly ask “Which springs?” In the case of Colorado Springs, you must really visit nearby Manitou Springs and the surrounding area to experience the sources of cold water that were used by the Native Indians for Aeons before white men arrived here. In fact, Ute, Cheyenne, Navajo, Arapaho and other indigenous tribes have not had a fight in this sacred area, as well as in the Garden of the gods, an area full of stunning red sandstone formations. Over the past two decades, several original Manitou springs have been restored, and the waters are available for free public consumption.