#3028 Tour of the Old El Paso County Canal

06/08/2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM MT


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Thursday, June 8, 10:00am - 11:30am (note time)

#3028 Tour of the Old El Paso County Canal

Tour Leader:  Horst Richardson

The El Paso Canal was the irrigation ditch which helped build the city in 1871. General Palmer planned this project to provide water for his Fountain Colony, today’s North End. We will explore remnants of this historic twelve-mile long canal at two sites: West of Bristol Elementary School and in Sondermann Park. There will be handouts and commentary along the way.  Please wear good walking shoes and long pants. Bring water and sunscreen.  Max: 12

Location:  Meet in the Bristol Elementary School parking lot.  890 N. Walnut St.


Horst Richardson, PhD in German Language and Literature from the University of Connecticut.  He has taught and coached men’s soccer at Colorado College.  He was the D-11 school board president.  He enjoys international travel, hiking, participating in the choral society, and beekeeping.

$25 PILLAR Members / $40 Nonmembers