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FAC Member History Stroll: On a Cough and a Prayer

July 27 @ 10:00 am

In the late nineteenth century, Colorado Springs declared itself “America’s Greatest Sanatorium.” And it worked! By 1900 over 20,000 health-seekers came in search of a cure for tuberculosis. The dreaded “White Plague” built a local economy reliant on medical tourism. In this approximately 1 mile walking tour through downtown, we’ll explore both the reputable and infamous people, places, and treatments that made Colorado Springs famous as a health resort.

Join a knowledgeable guide from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for this 1 mile downtown stroll lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress for the weather.

$5 per person. Tour meets at 10 a.m. in front of Story Coffee in Acacia Park (120 E. Bijou St.) Tour ends at the same location.


Image: Unknown photographer, [Modern Woodmen of America Sanatorium], ca. 1910. Courtesy Pikes Peak Library District digital collections.


July 27
10:00 am–11:30 am
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Downtown Colorado Springs
120 E. Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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