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Presentation on Midland railroad yards Sept. 12 at Old Colorado City History Center

       Local historian Tom Van Wormer will talk about the activities of the Colorado Midland and its railroad yards in a presentation titled "The East End Yard Limits" at the Old Colorado City History Center Friday, Sept. 12.
       The program will be from 11 a.m. to noon. The center is at 1 S. 24th St.
       Admission is free for members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), $5 for non-members.
       Van Wormer is the director of the annual Divide Depot Midland Days Symposium and president of the Palmer Lake Historical Society. He is also an instructor in the Pillar Life Long Learning Center, a member of the Pikes Peak Posse of Westerners and secretary of the Rocky Mountain Railroad Heritage Society.
       The Midland (later the Midland Terminal) was headquartered near present-day 21st Street and Highway 24 from 1887 to 1949.
       According to an OCCHS press release, the program will discuss "the inter-rail system when the Midland did inspections, switching and transfers in Colorado Springs, Roswell and Colorado City in the 1800s.
       For more information, the center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone is 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 9/8/14; Community: Old Colorado City History Center)

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