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PPLD Speaker Series: The Anza Legacy and Manitou Springs. Presenter: John Anderson

May 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

The Pikes Peak Library District and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center present local author and historian, John Anderson, and his slide presentation, “Discovering the Anza Legacy”. The presentation is based on de Anza’s campaign against the Comanche War Chief, Cuerno Verde (Green Horn). While the legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza has been fairly well established throughout much of the American Southwest, his influence during the 18th Century remains relatively unknown across today’s Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Recognizing the threat of the Comanche, known as the Lord of the Plains, Governor de Anza led a mounted force of 600 Spanish, 200 Ute and 50 Jicarilla Apache, around Sierra del Almagre (Pikes Peak) attacking the Comanche main camp on August 31, 1779 (located at present-day I-25 & Highway 24 in Colorado Springs). A battle was fought outside Manitou Springs. Everyone is welcome! Refreshments served. Manitou Springs Heritage Center 517 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs. Phone: 719-685-1454 email: ManitouHeritage@gmail.com  Website: http://www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org/

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments served.



May 5, 2018
11:00 am–12:00 pm


Manitou Springs Heritage Center
517 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829 United States
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(719) 685-1454