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Garden of the Gods Sunset View

 

Garden of the Gods Sunset View

Garden of the Gods with a beautiful colorful Colorado sunset sky.  The Garden of the Gods red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. Archaeological evidence shows that prehistoric people visited Garden of the Gods about 1330 BC. About 250 BC Native American people camped in the park.

Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs on the north part of Colorado City, Colorado, USA. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.

 

How the Garden of the Gods was Named – In 1859, gold was discovered in the South Park area of Colorado, and “Pikes Peak or Bust” became a popular slogan as vast numbers of fortune seekers headed west. Boom towns were created overnight; over 100,000 people arrived in the region in just one year! The Pikes Peak area became a funnel of humanity since it sat at the foot of Ute Pass, the only accessible route to South Park. The Pass funneled gold seekers from three major routes across the plains.

It was August of 1859, when two surveyors started out from Denver City to start formal action in locating a townsite, soon to be called Colorado City. While exploring nearby locations, they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. M. S. Beach, who related this incident, suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden” when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, a “young and poetic man” exclaimed, “Beer Garden? Why this is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” It has been so called ever since.

Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography  images by James Bo Insogna (C)   – All Rights Reserved.

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