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Higginbotham Flats is an ideal location to exhibit and preserve both rail cars and the water tower, which was also donated by the Cog Railway. Higginbotham Flats was formerly owned by Major John...
Higginbotham Flats is an ideal location to exhibit and preserve both rail cars and the water tower, which was also donated by the Cog Railway. Higginbotham Flats was formerly owned by Major John Hulbert, who subdivided the land into the Manitou Heights Subdivision in April 1889. In the preceding year, in 1888, Major Hulbert with the support of investors including Zalmon Simmons, who was the founder of Simmons Mattress Company, formed The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway Company. Hulbert also served as the first president of the railroad. From a preservationist and historian’s perspective, Higginbotham Flats already has ties to the Cog Railway and would serve as a natural link between the preservation of a rail car and water tower and the history of our town’s Cog Railway. A recent straw poll published on NextDoor.com strongly suggests public support for the placement of the railway cars on Higginbotham Flats. Out of 104 responses to the straw poll, 81% supported the Cog Railway Park.
May 23, 2019 by
Michael Maio (17 points)