General William Palmer Statue - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by: condor1
N 38° 50.284 W 104° 49.289
13S E 515493 N 4298822
Quick Description: The statue of General William Palmer sits at the busy intersection of E. Platte Ave and N. Nevada Ave just east of the downtown Colorado Springs.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/31/2009 8:46:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM5PQ1
"The bronze equestrian STATUE OF GENERAL WILLIAM JACKSON PALMER, intersection of E. Platte and N. Nevada Aves., the work of Nathan D. Potter of New York City, was unveiled in 1929. Born in Delaware in 1836, Palmer was commissioned a colonel and later a brigadier general in the Union Army; he came to Colorado in 1869 as manager of construction on the Kansas Pacific Railroad. In 1870 he and his associates incorporated the narrow-gauge Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, developed coal and iron mines along the line, and founded the steel mills at Pueblo. General Palmer died here in 1909."
---Colorado: A Guide to the Highest State
This statue still sits where described from the 1941 Guide Book. The intersection is very busy all of the time and it would be very unwise to try to traverse this intersection to get a closer look.
Suggestion is to park in the local business parking area and view the statue from the safety of the sidewalk. Its only about 40 feet away from the statue. This is the vantage point from which the primary waymark photo was taken.
PLEASE: Do not enter the traffic flow.....they will not stop.
Page Number(s) of Excerpt: Page 120, section: Points of Interst: para 2.
Year Originally Published: 1941
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