Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Manitou Springs cliff dwellings
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The ruins at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum were moved from southwestern Colorado in the late 1890s to preserve them. The display illuminates the architecture and the lives of the Anasazi Indians who lived in the pueblos 700 years ago, with museum exhibits focusing on their culture and artifacts. Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum 10 Cliff Dwellings Road Manitou Springs CO 80829 719-685-5242 Website

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Manitou Springs

Barker House in Manitou Springs
November 16, 2011

Staff writer The mineral springs at Manitou Springs, named by Native Americans for the great spirit Manitou, helped give Colorado Springs its name. The springs also brought to the area many people who suffered from consumption, hoping for a cure. They were urged to drink the waters and many patients did recover. It was later discovered that they weren’t cured by the water but by the dry mountain air –…

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