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Army scout Kit Carson rode the Southwest in many capacities. He served and retired in Colorado, and so Fort Carson is appropriately named. On land once traversed by Lt. Zebulon Pike, Camp Carson was constructed almost overnight under the watchful eye of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt and with the approval of the neighbors in Colorado Springs. Since its creation, the post has been the home and training grounds for thousands of soldiers who have fought in all wars from World War II to the current war on terror. Fort Carson continues to be a valuable asset to the community economically and in its generosity with resources when a local need arises.
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About the Author
Local author Angela Thaden Hahn has teamed with Joseph E. Berg, director of the 4th Infantry Division Museum, in putting together this pictorial history of the mountain post. Hahn is a 45-year resident of the Pikes Peak region and lived for a short time on Fort Carson while her career Army father was stationed there. In this publication, she shares the history of the region where the army facility is now located, while Berg makes available numerous photographs from the museum collection and adds his vast knowledge in military affairs.
Table of Contents
1 Ancient like Turkey Creek 11
2 Tenacious like Missouri Mules 23
3 Valuable like Red Diamonds 63
4 Charming like Home, Sweet Home 81
5 Constant like Granite Mountains 107
About the 4th Infantry Division Museum 127