HRHS Tours

Denver Mob Tour

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:45am to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Tom Hackett

 

Small group (limited to 14)  tour to 20 sites in Denver, followed by lunch at Gaetano's.
Meet at Gaetano's Restaurant where our Tour Leader Tom will pick us up, and transport us to Denver's North Side for
a driving tour and narration of these sites and people.
We finish our tour at Gaetano's Restaurant, which was owned by the Smaldone family.  
The Basement (accessed by stairs, no elevator) may also be visited. 
Lunch is on your own at Gaetano's
 
Total time approx. 10:45 am till 3:00 pm
 
Cost: $32 HRHS members, $34 non-members
Lunch is on your own, approx. $15 
  
Reservation Deadline one week prior to the tour 
 

 Contact Nancy with any questions   720-932-6990

Location

Gaetano's Restaurant
3760 Tejon St.
Denver 80211

Denver Mob Tour- TUESDAY, MAY 14

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:45am to 3:00pm
Speaker: 
Tom Hackett

 

Small group (limited to 14)  tour to 20 sites in Denver, followed by lunch at Gaetano's.
Meet at Gaetano's Restaurant where our Tour Leader Tom will pick us up, and transport us to Denver's North Side for
a driving tour and narration of these sites and people.
We finish our tour at Gaetano's Restaurant, which was owned by the Smaldone family.  
The Basement (accessed by stairs, no elevator) may also be visited. 
Lunch is on your own at Gaetano's
 
Total time approx. 10:45 am till 3:00 pm
 
Cost: $32 HRHS members, $34 non-members
Lunch is on your own, approx. $15 
  
Reservation Deadline one week prior to the tour 
 

 Contact Nancy with any questions   720-932-6990

Location

Gaetano's Restaurant
3760 Tejon St.
Denver 80211

Native American Prayer Trees-Field Trip to Fox Run Regional Park

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: 
John Anderson

                                                        

Field Trip to See Native American Prayer Trees at Fox Run Regional Park
Colorado Springs   ---Rollercoaster Rd. Trailhead

Saturday, June 8, 2019   

9:00 am - noon
    
$16  HRHS Members
$18  non-members

TRANSPORTATION IS ON YOUR OWN


 

  John Anderson, author and presenter, will lead the moderate hike/walk around beautiful Fox Run Regional Park, in Black Forest, North Colorado Springs, to see many Native American Prayer Trees.   Transportation is on your own to the venue, in North Colorado Springs/Black Forest.   Directions to meeting location: (very important, follow these!) I-25 to exit 158, Baptist Rd. Go east on Baptist 4 miles. Turn Right on Roller Coaster Road Go 0.1 mile. Trailhead on your right. Rollercoaster Rd. Trailhead.  Visit the park website for   video, photos, and more info.   Suggest bringing a brown bag lunch to enjoy on your own after the tour.    Wear hiking boots/closed toed shoes, bring water, walking stick (if you have one, hat, dress for weather. Parking is limited, carpooling is recommended.

 

Location

Fox Run Regional Park
2110 Stella Dr.
Colorado Springs 80921

Tour:Kassler Water Treatment Plant Tour

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Speaker: 
Holly Geist, Denver Water Historian

 

In 1902, the Platte Cañon Filtration Plant, later renamed Kassler, was opened at the base of Waterton Canyon by the present-day Chatfield Reservoir. Kassler, which used the English slow-sand filter process, was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River.

Kassler’s underground infiltration galleries were built in 1890, the filter beds completed in 1906, and the reservoir and pump station were built in 1972. A whole town was built around the plant to operate and maintain the facility. At the height of its operation, Kassler delivered more than 50 million gallons per day of treated drinking water to the residents of Denver. It was named a national water landmark in 1979.

By 1985, Kassler ceased operations because it was unable to keep up with demand. Now the buildings and nearby facilities are used for educational purposes.

Holly Geist, Historian with Denver Water, will lead this fascinating story and tour of the now-forgotten town and treatment plant.  Bring your lunch, and sturdy walking shoes, walking stick, hat, and sense of adventure as we travel off of the beaten path.   Following the talk and tour we can enjoy our lunch and some goodies inside the cool classroom, or sit on the front porch and dream of days gone by.

Parking is limited in the Kassler Treatment Plant, car pooling is encouraged.  If the lot is full you may park across the road in the Waterton Canyon Trail Parking Lot. 

$10 HRHS Members    $12 non-HRHS Members

Location

Kassler Treatment Center
Parking Lot
Waterton Canyon
Littleton 80125

Field Trip to Native American Prayer Trees at Fox Run Regional Park

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Speaker: 
John Anderson

 

Field Trip Date is Saturday September 21 , 2019 from 9 am till approx. 12 noon

Pavilion 4/5 Trailhead

HRHS Current members $16,   non- members $18

Transportation is on your own 

First, Call or email Nancy to Register:   720-932-6990    Tours@theHRHS.org

Then,    Download and complete the Tour Info Form HERE,

or Register ONLINE here---->

Mail check and Tour Info Form within 7 days of Registration to:

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society

PO Box 631334, Highlands Ranch  80163

 

John Anderson, author and presenter, will lead this moderate hike/walk around beautiful Fox Run Regional Park, in Black Forest,  North Colorado Springs, to see many Native American Prayer Trees.     This tour will follow a different trail thru Fox Run, to see trees not seen on the June 2019 Field Trip. (Pavilion 4/5 area)  Transportation is on your own to the venue, in North Colorado Springs/Black Forest.  We will meet in the parking lot of Pavilion 4-5, Pine Meadows area.  .  Detailed driving directions will be provided before the field trip.  Visit the park website for   video, photos, and more info.   Suggest bringing a brown bag lunch to enjoy on your own after the tour. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.   A walking stick is helpful.   The overall trail is easy, but we will be going a short distance off-trail to get up close and personal with the trees.  http://adm.elpasoco.com/CommunityServices/ParkOperations/Pages/FoxRunRegionalPark.aspx

Click HERE for the Fox Run Park Map

 

Wear hiking boots/closed toed shoes, bring water, walking stick (if you have one, hat, dress for weather. )

 

 

 

 

                  

Location

Fox Run Regional Park
Pavilion 4-5
Pine Meadows Area
Colorado Springs 80921