Pinterest • The world’s catalog of images

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.

Harpers Weekly featuring the Antlers Hotel

from BuzzFeed

16 People Who Really Know How To Take A Summer Photo

This fella’s best friend: | 16 People Who Really Know How To Take A Summer Photo

Advertising After Hours - Electricity Changed Everything.

General William Jackson Palmer business partner, British investor Dr. William A. Bell, founded Manitou Springs in 1872, envisioning a village of villas and landscaped grounds.

Western Flyer Bicycle from a Western Auto ad in Life Magazine 1959

Grand Central Station and Hotel Manhattan, New York c. 1900