Archive for the History Category

Manitou Incline – From Utility to Attraction

The Manitou Springs Heritage Center is having a “517 at 5:17″ Event tonight, November 8th at 5:17 PM, for the opening of its newest exhibit titled “The Manitou Incline – From Utility to Attraction”. The exhibit relates the story of how the installation of a pipeline for a hydro-electric plant became a famous tourist amusement [...]


1960s? Postcard

I found this postcard of the Manitou Incline cable car a little below the top. In it you can see the pulleys in the center of the tracks for the cables. Click for a larger image to see the pulleys better. On the back the text says, “The thrilling mile and a quarter ride on [...]