Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pioneer Museum, Colorado Springs

Yesterday, we browsed the Pioneer Museum in the "Springs".  This beautiful building, built in 1909, originally served as the county court house.  Love the architecture in these older buildings!  The museum actually had quite a variety of exhibits in addition to pioneer.

Tomorrow we move on!  We will spend a night in Del Norte, CO and then on to Cortez near Four Corners.  Wether or not we get to explore the Nat'l Park in Four Corners depends on the government I guess!!

We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit with our friends Gordon and Evelyn whom I have known for 30 years now!  Love you guys!

Here is the museum:

yes the elevator works and we used it for the fun of it!

Remains of personal belongings from the Waldo Canyon fire of 2012

loved this old drinking fountain

pioneer treasures, leather box and silver filigree bowl

beaded Ute dress weighing 50 pounds!

bone chest ornaments

the old courtroom

thank goodness for modern medicine.....I still don't like going to the dentist though;)

optometrist instruments

a typical GPs office

our last beer together for a while:)

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