Colorful Colorado

Colorado Springs: Our Little London

Join Public Programs Manager Michael Vincent for an exploration of the history of Colorado’s second-largest community (and his hometown), Colorado Springs. Founded by General William Jackson Palmer as a resort community on his new Denver & Rio Grande Railroad route, the Springs has a nontraditional history compared to Colorado's mining-boom towns. Earning the nickname “Little London” because one in five residents were from Britain in its early days, Colorado Springs still has a minute British influence that it maintains today. From luxurious resorts to a haven for tuberculosis patients to the boom of the military and space science, journey through the fascinating tales of this gem along the Front Range.