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Cynthia Becker
Daniel Blegen
Carolyn Brink
Debra Faulkner
Mary Peace Finley
Lydia Griffin
Gail E. Haley
Joyce B. Lohse
Charlie Mac
Nancy Oswald
John Stansfield

Spencer Penrose
Builder and Benefactor

By Joyce B. Lohse

Spencer Penrose came to Colorado in 1892 to partner with his boyhood friend, Charles L. Tutt, and he became wealthy from real estate and mining investments.

Penrose was indeed a builder and a benefactor to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. His legacy includes The BROADMOOR, a world-class resort in the foothills the Rockies, as well as the Pikes Peak Highway and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

In 1937 Penrose and his wife Julie established another lasting legacy, El Pomar Foundation, which supported cultural and civic institutions including the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Central City Opera,  Fountain Valley School, and continues to enrich the Colorado Springs cultural and civic life today.

Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor is available for pre-order with shipment early in 2016.

Joyce B. Lohse is the author of Baby Doe Tabor: Machless Silver Queen and First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado . She is also the author of four books in the Now You Know Bio series (Emily Griffith, Justina Ford, Molly Brown, and General William Palmer). Visit her website for more about Joyce Lohse.

     Price: $9.95                    

Two more books in the Now You Know Bio series are scheduled in 2015. 

Edwin Carter 

Colorado placer miner turned naturalist Edwin Carter became concerned about the environmental impact of mining and feared that many bird and animal species might disappear from the Rocky Mountains. He collected hundreds of specimens for his Log Cabin  Naturalist Museum in Breckenridge. At his death in 1900, Carter's collection became the basis for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 

Thomas Price is author of the Edwin Carter biography.

Ken Salazar  

Ken Salazar grew up in the San Luis valley of Colorado on a family ranch dating from the 1870s. He graduated from Colorado College and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. Salazar held a number of positions in sate government before election to the United States Senate and was later appointed by President Obama as Secretary of the Interior.

Daniel Blegen is the author of
Bob Sakata: American Farmer and co-author with Melvin Bacon of Bent's Fort: Crossroads of Cultures on the Santa Fe Trail. 

             Price: $ 8.95 each
             20% discount for full set                         

                     The Words of Curly McGee

                                 By Donna Guthrie

Curly McGee

Everyone loves picture books, and The Words of Curly McGee is delightful. Curly the cowpoke can't read, but when a new schoolmarm comes to board at the ranch, literacy and romance bloom.

Donna Guthrie is the author of numerous books for children including The Witch Who Lives Down the Hall.
 Paperback; 32 Pages
 ISBN: 978-0-86541-186-9
 Fall 2015    

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