Archive for the ‘Evergreen’ Category

Happy Birthday to Julie Penrose!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Alex Johnson

A news report from 2005 called Julie Penrose, wife of Spencer Penrose, the “Queen of Colorado Springs.” She was a socialite, a dedicated philanthropist, and an astute business leader who headed El Pomar Foundation and the Broadmoor Hotel after her husband’s death in 1939. (more…)

The Penrose Legacy: America’s Highest Zoo

Friday, July 26th, 2013

by Alex Johnson

Tourists flock to the much-loved Cheyenne Mountain Zoo year round to learn more about the wild animals, ride the historic Herschell carousel, and enjoy the spectacular views of Colorado Springs and the prairie beyond. The Zoo shares a special place in our childhood memories, but many do not realize Spencer Penrose founded the nationally-renowned zoo in 1926.