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Gods Colorado Garden Art Print

 

Scenic landscape view of God’s Colorado garden. The outstanding geologic features of the park are the ancient sedimentary beds of deep-red, pink, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Rocky Mountains and the Pikes Peak massif.

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Garden of the Gods Sunset View

 

Garden of the Gods Sunset View

Garden of the Gods with a beautiful colorful Colorado sunset sky.  The Garden of the Gods red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. Archaeological evidence shows that prehistoric people visited Garden of the Gods about 1330 BC. About 250 BC Native American people camped in the park.

Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs on the north part of Colorado City, Colorado, USA. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.

 

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Colorado Garden of the Gods Sunset View

Colorado Garden of the Gods Sunset View Art Print

Garden of the Gods with a beautiful colorful sunset sky.  The Garden of the Gods red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. Archaeological evidence shows that prehistoric people visited Garden of the Gods about 1330 BC. About 250 BC Native American people camped in the park.

Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs on the north part of Colorado City, Colorado, USA. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. Custom prints for sale online of Colorado Garden of the Gods Sunset View

 

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Garden of the Gods Sunset Sky Portrait

Garden of the Gods Sunset Sky Portrait

Garden of the Gods  with a colorful sunset  sky and light.   The Garden of the Gods red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. Archaeological evidence shows that prehistoric people visited Garden of the Gods about 1330 BC. About 250 BC Native American people camped in the park.

Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.

The area was first called Red Rock Corral. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden.” His companion, the young Rufus Cable, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.  Source wikpedia

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Garden of the Gods

Art Print Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods red rock formations were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. Archaeological evidence shows that prehistoric people visited Garden of the Gods about 1330 BC. About 250 BC Native American people camped in the park. Read the rest of this entry

Scenic Winter Drive along the Red Sandstone

A beautiful scenic drive along the red sandstone rocks in Lyons Colorado, a country road and colorful winter landscape.Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   - All Rights Reserved.  *PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

A beautiful scenic drive along the red sandstone rocks in Lyons Colorado, a country road and colorful winter landscape.

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Beautiful Drive in Lyons Colorado

A beautiful drive in Lyons Colorado, a country road and colorful winter landscape.Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   - All Rights Reserved.  *PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

A beautiful drive in Lyons Colorado, a country road and colorful winter landscape.

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Colorado Red Sandstone Country Dusted with Snow

Lyons, Colorado. Boulder County. In the 17th century, the Ute Nation came to Colorado. The largest tribes that followed were the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Commanche, along with the Pawnee occasionally. The Utes were the last tribe to be forced into Indian Reservations after the Colorado Gold Rush. The Utes were the only tribe that extensively explored the mountains and Lyons area. The Plains Indians were attracted to the vast grasslands where it was ideal for hunting bison.In the 1860s, families came from eastern United States and settled the foothills with their ranches and farms. The town of Lyons, Colorado was founded in 1880 by Edward S. Lyon. He purchased 160 acres (0.6 km2) from H.F. and Isabelle Sawyer, noticing the potential to quarry out the red sandstone, outcroppings which offered easy quarrying access in the region. Lyon platted the town in 1881; it was incorporated in 1891.[3] No record survives to account for the added "s" at the end of the town's name.The first main building to be built was the red sandstone schoolhouse in 1881. The booming population resulted in the town adding a second floor a few years later. It was also used for church and town meetings, until 1894 when the Old Stone Church was built. In 1979, it was saved from demolition and converted into the town's history museum by the Lyons Historical Society, Lyons Redstone MuseumThe town has large red sandstone mountains on three sides. Its rock,[8] from the Permian Period, about 260 million years ago, is considered the hardest sandstone in the world, and has a unique red or salmon color. While E. S. Lyon established the quarrying business in the town, his business was not a big success, and he left for California. Numerous owners succeeded him and developed various successful quarries over time. Murphy, Brodie, Ohline, Loukonen and Vasquez are among the most noteworthy owners. A railroad built to the town in the late 19th century gave the quarries a significant boost.In 1910-12 the cement industry killed the sandstone industry, and rock production stopped. The only sandstone construction that went on during this period was the University of Colorado new unified campus. The sandstone business was revived in the 1930s when the red sandstone started to be used more as a decorative rock than for commercial purposes. Today it is a booming industry, with sandstone shipped worldwide. Source: Wikipedia  Photo Copyright: James Bo Insogna All rights reserved.Colorado Fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)   - All Rights Reserved.  *PLEASE NOTE, WATERMARKS WILL NOT BE ON THE PURCHASE PRINTS*

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Lyons, Colorado. Boulder County. In the 17th century, the Ute Nation came to Colorado. The largest tribes that followed were the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Commanche, along with the Pawnee occasionally. The Utes were the last tribe to be forced into Indian Reservations after the Colorado Gold Rush. The Utes were the only tribe that extensively explored the mountains and Lyons area. The Plains Indians were attracted to the vast grasslands where it was ideal for hunting bison.

In the 1860s, families came from eastern United States and settled the foothills with their ranches and farms. The town of Lyons, Colorado was founded in 1880 by Edward S. Lyon. He purchased 160 acres (0.6 km2) from H.F. and Isabelle Sawyer, noticing the potential to quarry out the red sandstone, outcroppings which offered easy quarrying access in the region. Lyon platted the town in 1881; it was incorporated in 1891. No record survives to account for the added “s” at the end of the town’s name.

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Red Rocks Park

Red Rocks Park is a mountain park in Jefferson County, Colorado, owned and maintained by the city of Denver as part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. The park is known for its very large red sandstone outcrops. The red sandstone found throughout Red Rocks Park is geologically identified as belonging to the Fountain Formation. Other Colorado examples of Fountain Formation geology include nearby Roxborough State Park, Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs and the Flatirons near Boulder. The rocks were formed about 290-296 million years ago when the Ancestral Rocky Mountains were eroded during the Pennsylvanian epoch. Later, uplift during the Laramide orogeny tilted the rocks to the angle at which they sit today. (C) 2011 James InsognaRed Rocks Park is a mountain park in Jefferson County, Colorado, owned and maintained by the city of Denver as part of the Denver Mountain Parks system. The park is known for its very large red sandstone outcrops. The red sandstone found throughout Red Rocks Park is geologically identified as belonging to the Fountain Formation. Other Colorado examples of Fountain Formation geology include nearby Roxborough State Park, Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs and the Flatirons near Boulder. The rocks were formed about 290-296 million years ago when the Ancestral Rocky Mountains were eroded during the Pennsylvanian epoch. Later, uplift during the Laramide orogeny tilted the rocks to the angle at which they sit today. (C) 2011 James Insogna

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