This paper traces the lives of three men who played important roles in the development of Palmer Lake in the nineteenth century. Walter Paris, a London-born painter and architect, built an ice house—the first commercial establishment—at Divide (the railroad name for what later became Palmer Lake) in 1873. H.B. Chamberlin, head of Denver’s Chamberlin Investment Co., was an organizer of the Chautauqua at Glen Park and the first president of the company that owned the land of this new resort. E. Chapin Gard was a newspaper publisher and mining promoter, who in 1894 published “Palmer Lake, Gem of the Rockies,” a booklet touting the economic and tourist potential of the town.
Occasional Paper No. 2 by Dan Edwards
spiral-bound, soft-cover volume, 53 pages, black and white illustrations throughout