Monday, January 20, 2014

A Brief Introduction to the Blog

Greetings to our many blog followers!  Be sure to check the research pages at right for other new articles.

 Fountain is a small town south of Colorado Springs, founded in 1859.  Formerly, it was a railroad shipping center for local ranches and farms, and it is now a bedroom community of the Springs and Fort Carson.  

The blog is an online repository of photographs, stories, land records and biographies of the settlers of Fountain, Colorado.  It is the work of several ladies who have an interest in preserving the history of Fountain, and making this information freely available to researchers.  Use of this data for personal research is encouraged.  Reproduction of any or all of the content for commercial purposes is prohibited, or we'll track you down and bury you in an ant hill!  We acknowledge the support of the Fountain Library, the Fountain Museum, and many individuals in this project.  The photo above shows a race down Main Street in the early 1920s, and was provided by the library.

Articles will be added to the blog, and eventually moved to the pages at right, as seen under the Research Categories.  The content of these pages doesn't appear when searching the main page, but can be searched separately.  

2 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm trying to research Robert Jones and son William Jones listed in the 1870 Fountain census. They are my gr gr gr and gr gr gr gr grandparents. Family records say Robert died in 1873, so maybe died in Fountain?

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  2. Otowi,
    Fountain's cemetery records do not show a Jones, nor is he buried at Evergreen. The newspaper indexes on PPLD do not list an obituary for Robert.

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