On This Day …

Today we hope to inspire you to smell the lilacs, pull some weeds, or plant some seedlings, with this 1901 photograph of Dr. Howard Gates in his garden on East Williamette Street. Dr. Gates, a prominent physician in Colorado Springs, was an active member of the El Paso County Horticultural society. His New England flower garden, adjacent to the Van Briggle Pottery, was considered one of the finest in Colorado.

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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