Thursday, October 11, 2012

Garden of the Gods

In Manitou Springs, CO there's a place called the "Garden of the Gods".  It's a wonderful place filled with sandstone outcroppings that formed thousands of years ago.  It got it's name from a Denver surveyor named M. S. Beach who thought it would be a "capital place for a beer garden."  His companion on the trip named Rufus Cable said, "Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods."  Hence, the name!  It was also a place that local Indian tribes would settle during the winter months due to the shelter that the rock formations provided.  Check it out if you ever get out that way.  It's near Colorado Springs.  Thanks for visiting!

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