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Colorado Springs Then and Now Celebrating 150 Years

A project in Colorado Springs, CO by Mike Pach

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I am creating a "then and now" coffee table book of Colorado Springs for our sesquicentennial that features 75 pairs of photos.
Backers: 112
Average Pledge Per Backer: $125

Funded: $14,012 of $10,000
Dates: Feb 17th -> Mar 20th (32 days)
Project By: Mike Pach
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Latest News

The End is Near!

March 19th - via:
The end is near! The process of creating my "then and now" book for the sesquicentennial has been very stressful, so I appreciate everyone's support of this project. In an attempt to calm me down, my editor said, "The end is near." That inspired me... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
Thanks to all of you, I reached my goal! The books will be available in June and will be distributed as soon as they are printed. The AdAmAn Club New Year's Eve Fireworks on Pikes Peak  (Read More)

Take me out to the ballgame.

March 17th - via:
Opening day of the 2021 MLB season is just two weeks away, and I have just two days left to meet my goal on Kickstarter to make my Colorado Springs "then and now" book a reality. Please consider helping me by pre-ordering a copy. Yes, I'm talking to... (Read More)

One of My Favorite Photo Shoots

March 14th - via:
This was one of my favorite photo shoots for my sesquicentennial "then and now" project. Not only did I get to play with firetrucks, we also blocked traffic! The fire department moved to this location from City Hall on Nevada in 1925. Plans to... (Read More)

There's one week left in the campaign. Maybe Motley Crue can motivate you to contribute.

March 12th - via:
There's one week left to help make this book a reality! Here's another pair of photos from my project. The "then' photo is from the Motley Crue concert at the City Auditorium on March 31st, 1984? I know Todd Caudle took this photo and wrote a review... (Read More)

Colorado Springs Then and Now Makes the News!

March 7th - via:
This is one of two segments that aired on KRDO in Colorado Springs on Friday thanks to Scott Harrision.  (Read More)

Article in the Cheyenne Edition

February 24th - via:
This article came out today.   (Read More)

Flying Machines

February 23rd - via:
This is another favorite pair from my project. The historic photo comes from the PPLD Special Collections archive and is from 1897.  It depicts a "flying machine" that was found by two workers on the summit of Pikes Peak. There's an interesting... (Read More)

County Commissioners

February 19th - via:
This is a pair of photos from my project. The historic photo is from 1906 and shows the county commissioners on the steps of what was then the El Paso County Courthouse. Major McAllister, who was hired by General Palmer to help build the city is... (Read More)

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