The Wildflower Excursions

Pikes Peak Historical Society presents Mel McFarland’s “Wildflower Excursions” program Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at the Lake George Charter School. Local historian and author of two Colorado Midland Railroad books, Midland Route on the Colorado Midland and Cripple Creek Road on the Midland Terminal, McFarland will give a slide presentation and discussion of the Midland’s Wildflower excursions into what is now the Eleven Mile Canyon and Lake George area. This trip will show not only “company” advertising pictures, but also pictures that people on the train took. Beginning in 1887, it was a very popular full day excursion starting in Colorado Springs, and picking up people along the way. Participants carried home armloads of wildflowers. The final trip was made in 1919.

This presentation is part of the Pikes Peak Historical Society Chautauqua series and is provided as a public service. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The Lake George Charter School is located
only 4 minutes west of Florissant, on the south side of Highway 24 just past the Ferrell Propane lot. No reservation is required. For more information call 7197488259 or 7197483861.