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Colorado Cities in 2006 Part 4

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Fountain is the southern most city in the Colorado Springs Metropolitan area, and is the only incorporated city in the Fountain Valley area which consists of The City of Fountain, as well as unincorporated Security and Widefield. Combined the Fountain Valley is home to over 50,000 residents. I live in Security.

Downtown Fountain is located about 10 miles southeast of Downtown Colorado Springs, and has all the charm of a small rural community. However the north and east sides of Fountain are made up of miles upon miles of suburban sprawl that connect Fountain, Security and Widefield to the city of Colorado Springs.

Here now, Downtown Fountain, Colorado in the summer of 2006.

This is in a park just north of downtown. I have no idea why, though it may have something to do with the cities history. Early on in Fountain's history, a train full of explosives came lose at Colorado Springs and rolled down the tracks all the way to Fountain where it exploded. The small town was wiped off the map.

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Random downtown.

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Fountain City Hall

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The Fountain Valley News & The El Paso County News

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Fountain's brand new downtown library. A branch of the Pikes Peak Library District.

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New townhomes under construction just east of downtown. I'm sure this project has been completed by now.

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Fountain's slogan is "Pure Colorado."

Next... The Steel City.

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^is fountain a flat area, because it seems really flat, and I never assumed any parts of colorado to be really flat

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The eastern third of Colorado is fairly flat. The map I've linked to below gives you a pretty good idea. Colorado's largest cities are situated right on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains where the mountains meet the high plains.

http://www.carolinamapdistributors.com/ima.../ZOK-CO2217.jpg

This National Weather Service image also shows how mountain free the southeast corner of the state is. This is the town of Lamar.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/events/images/...r/lamartor5.jpg

Come to think of it, the next city I plan to post photos of is Pueblo... which is located about 45 miles away from the nearest mountains.

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The eastern third of Colorado is fairly flat. The map I've linked to below gives you a pretty good idea. Colorado's largest cities are situated right on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains where the mountains meet the high plains.

http://www.carolinamapdistributors.com/ima.../ZOK-CO2217.jpg

This National Weather Service image also shows how mountain free the southeast corner of the state is. This is the town of Lamar.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/events/images/...r/lamartor5.jpg

Come to think of it, the next city I plan to post photos of is Pueblo... which is located about 45 miles away from the nearest mountains.

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