Preserving Glenwood’s history no small task |

Preserving Glenwood’s history no small task

Making history is never easy and neither is preserving it.We’re a little late, but we need to give out some much-deserved kudos to the Glenwood Springs Historical Preservation Commission for its recent Preserve America designation from the White House.Glenwood is just one of 10 Colorado communities so far to be honored.The designation is more than just a pat on the back for some outstanding work. By receiving the honor, Glenwood is now eligible to apply for Preserve America grants to help finance future projects.The volunteer effort in Glenwood deserves much of the credit for the Preserve America designation. Hundreds of volunteers come forward in events throughout the year that promote Glenwood’s history. The Frontier Historical Society has always set a standard for historic promotion through its column in the Post Independent and with its museum displays.Heritage tourism is a fast-growing industry trend and by promoting Glenwood’s historic past, there will be an economic benefit.The city’s historical attractions are many – the Hotel Colorado, Doc Holliday’s gravesite in Linwood Cemetery, the Hot Springs Pool, the train depot, Glenwood Canyon and the Frontier Historical Society, to mention a few.The commission, the historical society and all the helpful volunteers need to be commended for some tremendous work. The result of their hard work and dedication was receiving the prestigious White House honor. Now, eligible for grants, the city has an even brighter future in preserving and promoting its past.

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