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Physical Address:

66 Valley Crescent Street

Palmer Lake, Colorado

Mailing address:

PO Box 662

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

A History of the Monument Preserve – from CCC to Recreation Area

PLHS hosts monthly historical talks and field trips on a variety of topics.  They are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at the Palmer Lake Town Hall at 42 Valley Crescent St.  Click here for directions.  To submit an idea for an event, email

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A History of the Monument Preserve – from CCC to Recreation Area

July 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour with Bill Normile of the Friends of the Monument Preserve as we explore the Monument preserve and learn its fascinating history.

Begun unsuccessfully on Pikes Peak, the Monument Tree Nursery (located just west of the town of Monument) ended up successfully producing over 72 million tree seedlings between 1906 and 1964. It was one of the first in the forest system and the most important in the Rocky Mountains.

This event is limited to 30 participants, so please email us at with the number of people in your group to reserve a space and receive details about the meeting place for this event.


July 17, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm