Antique Manitou Park Hotel Creamer Colorado Midland Railroad Colorado Springs Co
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Antique Manitou Park Hotel Creamer Colorado Midland Railroad Colorado Springs Co:
This individual creamer, made by Reed & Barton and measures only 2" tall and 3 3/4" wide. It is a small Manitou Park Hotel treasure from the long gone late 1800s Manitou Springs Resort (later Woodland Park Area) in the Pikes Pike region, Colorado Springs, Co. It shows wear representative of its age and hotel service.
Information found on the net about the victorian era resort:
Dr. William Abraham Bell wasknown as a visionary who did a lot to promote the Pikes Peak region as a travel destination, and was also known as the "founder of Manitou Springs. " in the early 1870s, Dr. Bell and Colorado Springs founder Gen. William Jackson Palmer purchased over 25,000 acres from the government and developed the first area resort. Manitou Lake featured a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, bowling alley and a horse race track. Builtin 1873,the Manitou Park Hotel was built as half logging camp half summer resort. The wealthy quests at the lodge were put up with the local lumberjacks and both groups benefited from the arrival of the Colorado Midland Railroad which both delivered guests and transported lumber. Not uncommon for the day, the first Manitou Park Hotel burned in 1887. A second hotel was built, but it too burned in 1897. With the building of more railroads, the popularity of the resort declined in favor of more easily reached destinations. The hotel was not rebuilt and Manitou Park closed little by little.According to a Jan. 14, 1945, edition of the Gazette Telegraph, “In the early 1880s, Manitou Park used to share about equally with Estes Park in the tourist business from the east.”
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