1902 Wildflower Trip, Short Line
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The Short Line Blue Book, July 1902
(page 9)
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The Summit Lunch Room, Summit, Colo., Altitude 10,000 Ft. / This is Where We Took Our Lunch, on Our Cripple Creek Trip. Short Line Summit Lunch Room Scenes

The Wild Flower Excursions inaugurated by The Short Line on June 26th, met with instant success, and proved the most interesting day's outing ever offered to the public.

The train of elegant scenic and observation cars, leaving Colorado Springs at 9:00 A.M., made stops of from ten to thirty minutes at Bear Creek Canon, Point Sublime, North Cheyenne, Fairview, South Cheyenne, St. Peter's Dome, Duffields, Rosemont and Clyde, enabling the passengers to gather Wild Flowers, take photographs, and enjoy the magnificent scenery. The train was a "go-as-you-please" affair, run for the convenience and pleasure of the party, and was thoroughly enjoyed.

The Wild Flowers grow in profusion along The Short Line, 75 to 100 different varieties, and everybody brought back a beautiful bouquet. Luncheon was served under the shade of the pines at Rosemont. At Cathedral Park an hour and a half was spent inspecting the wonderful perpetual Ice Cavern, under the Cathedral Spires, where large quantities of ice are stored, lasting throughout the Summer on account of the low temperature. The party reached home on the return trip at 5:00 P.M. and voted the excursion the most interesting and best managed ever run out of Colorado Springs.


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