Legendary Fred Barr subject of talk at OCC History Center Sept. 9Fred Barr is described on the AdAmAn Club website as “without a doubt the miracle man of Pikes Peak.”
The builder of the Barr Trail to the summit, he also started Barr Camp and was one of the “Frozen Five” who started the annual Pikes Peak New Year's fireworks tradition Dec. 31, 1922 - which led to the club being formed.
Barr's story will be told at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., Friday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. by local historian Eric Swab.
The cost is $5 a person, but free for members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the all-volunteer group that owns and runs the center and its museum.
For more information, the center is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or call during those times at 636-1225.
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