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Cave of the Winds: Historical Colorado Cave & Giveaway! Part 2

Cave of the Winds: Historical Colorado Cave & Giveaway! Part 2 If you missed part one of the Cave of the Winds trip, be sure to check it out HERE. As mentioned in the last post, Cave of the Winds became a tourist attraction in 1881. You would be surprised at how many of these early cave explorers were women. In skirts, mind you. ;) There were two such women visiting the cave, who were old maids of 20 & 21 years old. At a certain point in the cave, the two ladies removed their decorative hair pins and left them on the wall of the cave. Two years later, these two women returned to Cave of the Winds, but this time they were married off to healthy, and wealthy men. Since then, visitors have left hair bands, pennies, any shiny or hair-related object in hopes that they will have the same good fortune. (Pictured at left) Legend has it that if the object lands on top of the pile and stays, you'll be happily married, BUT if it falls, you're in for a divorce. For all

This Day in Christian History: January 28

This Day in Christian History: January 28 January 28, 1834: Sabine Baring-Gould's Birthday Sabine Baring-Gould was born in St. Sidwell Parish in Britain as the eldest son of Edward Baring-Gould and Sophia (nee Bond) Baring-Gould. His family enjoyed travel, and spent most of his childhood touring through Europe. During the only two years Sabine spent in a formal school, he contracted a bronchial disease that would torment him throughout his life. At 30 years of age, Sabine fell in love with Grace Taylor, a 14 year old mill hand's daughter. Four years later, he married her, and the couple had 15 children during their 48 years of marriage. When he buried his wife, he etched latin words into her coffin that transated to "half my soul." He never remarried. Sabine had many talents. He obtained a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge, became an Anglican Priest, wrote books on History, biography, poetry as well as fiction, but he is best known as the author of "

Cave of the Winds: Historical Colorado Cave & Giveaway! Part 1

Cave of the Winds: Historical Colorado Cave & Giveaway! One of the blessings of having out of state family and friends visit, is the opportunity to see the sites in your own area! Earlier in January, we took family to visit Cave of the Winds, which is only about 45 minutes from my home. It has some fascinating history, and I have some pictures and a giveaway to share with you as well! Cave of the Winds is tucked away in the foothills outside of Colorado Springs next to the cozy town of Manitou Springs. It was first discovered in 1869 but didn't become a tourist attraction until 1881. It has since become the 2nd most commercial cave in the United States. At the bottom of the cavern you see here, is where the original entrance was discovered. Two brothers, John and George Pickett, were exploring the area for caves when they heard a low howling noise. They came to investigate and climbed through a small entrance into a large cavern. Before long, the howling noise returne

This Day in Christian history: January 20

This day in Christian history : January 20 January 20, Susanna Wesley ' s Birthday Today I am blogging with Angela Couch on one of the most inspirational women in history.

This Day in Christian History: January 5

This Day in Christian History: January 5 January 5, 1527: Felix Manz becomes the first Protestant to be martyred at the hands of Protestants. Grossmunster, Zurich by Robert Scarth Felix Manz was born in Zurich Switzerland sometime around 1498. It was there that he was educated and learned Hebrew, Greek and Latin. In 1519 when Zwingli came to Zurich, Felix became one of his followers. About this time, Felix also became friends with Conrad Grebel. He and Conrad eventually split from Zwingli's movement, feeling that he had been corrupted by the City Council. One of the main subjects of dispute was the baptism of infant children. Felix and Conrad believed a person should be baptized after they had reached the age of accountability and accepted Christ, however Zwingli and his movement still practiced infant baptism. Felix used his learning to translate texts into the language of the people, and was also an evangelist. He was arrested several times between 1525 and 1527