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Legends, Labors & Loves of
William Jackson Palmer
Who was William Jackson Palmer, besides being the founder of
Colorado Springs? More complex questions come about when
reconciling Palmer as a Union army soldier and spy with his
Quaker upbringing; reconciling the massive manpower required
to build Palmer’s western railroad and mining empires with his
reputation as man of benevolence; his intercontinental romance
with his wife Mary Lincoln Mellen “Queen” Palmer.
This “unauthorized biography” of a truly remarkable and modest
Man will open every reader’s eyes to a new view of General Palmer.
In these pages you will not only find integrity, leadership, and
compassion, but you will also witness Palmer’s tenacious
conviction, strength, and shrewdness- just how one imagines a
true “founding father.”
Paperback; 405p., published by the Pikes Peak Library District.
The fourth book in the PPLD Regional History Series.
ISBN 9781567352610. © 2009 $24.95