City Spotlight: Mapping Colorado Springs, the Mountain City

Posted on January 7, 2013

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Learn about your favorite cities with maps!  At DaVinci Business Graphics, we provide maps of the countries, states, and cities that interest you.  Today, we shine our city spotlight on the mountain city: Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Springs Map

William Jackson Palmer, a Civil War veteran, founded Colorado Springs in 1871 as the first destination served by his railroad.  His dream was to create a small, high-quality mountain-resort community.  Years later, the city swelled with English tourists and settlers.  After gold was discovered in nearby Pike’s Peak, Colorado Springs grew exponentially to accommodate the miner population.

 

Eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla moved to Colorado Springs in 1899 to conduct his experiments in the open mountain air.  In his lab, Tesla investigated atmospheric electricity, observing lightning signals via his receivers.  In the early 1900s, Colorado Springs became a tourist attraction and popular recuperation destination for tuberculosis patients because of its healthy natural scenic beauty, mineral waters, and extremely dry climate.

 

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Today, Colorado Springs is home to NORAD and several other US Air Force bases.  Colorado Springs is also where the US sends its Olympic athletes to train for competition.  The US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool, and numerous gymnasiums.  Rumor has it that training in higher elevations has many health benefits.

 

Hiking, rock climbing, bike riding, and other outdoor recreational sports are popular activities among Colorado Springs residents.  Nearby Pike’s Peak is an excellent place to test your endurance.

 

If you want to learn more about unique cities across the US, try a map.  Maps show you great local places to visit and help you navigate busy streets.  For wall maps, map books, and digital maps of Colorado Springs, contact DaVinci Business Graphics.

 

Contact DaVinci Business Graphics today.  Find the map that’s just right for you

 

 

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