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History of Old Colorado City
Old Colorado City sprang up as an early settlement in the Pikes Peak region. It was formally founded in 1859 and became the first capital of the Territory of Colorado before Colorado Springs took over in 1873. Then the railroad delivered industry and facilitated gold ore processing. Old Colorado City joined Colorado Springs after a vote in 1917.
Families are served by the Colorado Springs School District 11. District 11 operates online and charter schools along with West, Bristol, and Midland elementary schools, West Middle School, and Coronado High School.
Colleges and universities are also in the area: United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Regis University, and Pikes Peak Community College among them.