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ID: 7013637
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Colorado Springs (inhabited place)  Colorado Springs (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 104 49 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -104.8167  decimal degrees

Note: Located in central Colorado on mesa (height is 1831 meters) at base of Pikes Peak & juncture of Monument & Fountain Creeks; boomed in Cripple Creek gold strikes (1890s); tourism, health resorts & area military installations supported growth.

Names:
Colorado Springs (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for nearby Manitou mineral springs
Fountain Colony (H,V)
Colorado City (H,V)  ............ formerly El Dorado City, later consolidated with Colorado Springs in 1917
El Dorado City (H,V)  ............ earliest name for Colorado City

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Colorado (state)  ............  Colorado (state) (P)
Hierarchy of El Paso (county)  ................  El Paso (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Colorado Springs (inhabited place)  ....................  Colorado Springs (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as Fountain Colony in 1871 by General Palmer, builder of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad & incorporated 1886
city (C)
county seat (C)
military center (C)  ............  for North American Air Defense & Aerospace Defense commands, USA Air Force Academy (1954) & Fort Carson, home of 4th Infantry
tourist center (C)  ............  for health resorts (town was once a wealthy spa) & for natural scenery, including Garden of Gods
educational center (C)  ............  for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs & Nazarene Bible, Colorado Technical & Colorado Springs Business colleges
trade center (C)  ............  thrived especially during Cripple Creek gold rush
boomtown (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Colorado City..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 468
Colorado Springs..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 196
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 468
.............................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS8026641
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 280
El Dorado City..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 468
Fountain Colony..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 468
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 196
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 468
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS8026641
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 280
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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