Log in
There’s more to see...
Sign up to see the rest of what’s here!
Visit Site
Pamela Stewart
Pamela Stewart • 1 year ago

The 65-room Iron Springs Hotel in Manitou Springs was the first in the region to have electric lights when its own water-powered turbine became operational in 1885. In 1884, the LAW began promoting bicycle tourism with discounts for cyclists at rural inns that participated in LAW advertising programs. Country roadhouses that lost business as railroads replaced stagecoaches catered to weekend bicycle tourists and the new business of recreational tourism filled the economic void.

Related Pins

Cog Railroad Manitou Springs

Hammersmith Bridge-London 1900

Two boys, a dog and a bicycle in edwardian era

U.S. Women at Breitenbush Hot Springs Great Willamette Valley, OR, ca. 1900

Helen Hunt Jackson riding her bicycle past the statue of General Palmer in downtown Colorado Springs.

Ronald Reagan at The Broadmoor Hotel in 1961. He was 50 years old in this photo.