“First Hotel in Colorado Springs,” ca., 1871, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-1989.

View of low log building with sign over door reading “Log Cabin” and people posing in front. Railroad tracks are in foreground. Photo identified on back as “Log Cabin Hotel – built 1871, before town was begun. Famed for its buffalo and antelope steaks.” Similar photo has people identified as follows: “Governor A.C. Hunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt McDowell, E.J. Eaton, Mrs. Helen McDonald Malburn, Major John H. McDowell and John C. McDowell, sitting with rifle.”

Click HERE to browse more historic images of the Pikes Peak Region at the PPLD’s Digital Photo Archive.


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