“Fire Blazes on Cheyenne Mountain” by Stan Payne, January, 1950. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-5421.

View down road toward Cheyenne Mountain shrouded with smoke from the forest fire of January 17, 1950. Caption under photo: “A series of fires on and near Cheyenne Mountain destroyed uncounted acres of grass and timber and spewed forth dense columns of smoke which covered the countryside. This photograph, taken on highway 115 about two miles north of Camp Carson shows an overall view of the smoke mushrooming from Cheyenne mountain.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on January 17, 1950, page 1.

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


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