March 22, 2013

'Accessible to the Most Timid Motorist'

I link to this news story about the Broadmoor Hotel adding another lodge on Cheyenne Mountain just because it lets me incorporate this old promotional film about a previous lodge.

There is also footage of the Will Rogers Shrine under construction in the mid-1930s. When I was old enough to learn who he was, I wondered how a "man of the people" like Rogers would have felt about being "memorialized" by what looks like a robber baron's tower.

But that was Spec Penrose's money and ego talking.

Also included is footage of the original Manitou Incline funicular cars.

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