A Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the Tutts | Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library http://coloradowest.staging.auraria.edu/book-review/pikes-peak-partnership-penroses-and-tutts[12/8/2015 1:19:08 PM] Home A Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the TuttsA Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the TuttsSubmitted by nwharton on 9-1-2001 12:00 AMAuthor: Thomas J. Noel and Cathleen M. Norman Publishing: Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2000. Foreword by R. Thayer Tutt, Jr. Index, bibliography. Biographies of El Pomar trustees. 8 color and 197 black-and-white Photos. xiv + 280 pages. Reviewer: Duane A. Smith Coloradans, mining buffs, lovers of the Broadmoor Hotel, devotees of biography, and fans of a cracking good story, A Pikes Peak Partnership is for you. Tom Noel and Cathleen Norman have traced the careers of the Penroses and Tuttsand what careers they are! Charles Tutt and Spencer Penrose strolled across the stage from Cripple Creek to copper in Bingham Canyon, Utah, and Colorado Springs with the Broadmoor as well as places in between. There are heroes and villains in this story and events that did neither man proud. In the end, however, their contributions proved far more positive. All one has to do is consider the El Pomar Foundation, founded by the Penroses in 1937, to appreciate the good that has been done for Coloradans and Colorado. Who would have thought that two blood blues from Philadelphia would have come west to the last frontier and managed to be involved in so many things, from mining to labor disputes to farming and ranching, and to helping build Colorado Springs into the city it is today including, fascinatingly enough, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This is an extremely well illustrated, well-told story of two families and their contributions. It is a tale that long needed to be told, and the authors had access to family papers and materials not previously available. Certainly, this is a commissioned book, but it is generally very objective in discussing these two men and their activities. Three cheers and a tiger to the authors and the University Press of Colorado for a book well worth curling up with on a cold winters evening. Reviewer Info: EXPLORE BY MEDIABook Reviews Photographs Video Biographies New Publications Resource Guides County Newspaper HistoriesEXPLORE BY TOPICLand & Natural Resources Government & Law Agriculture Mining Commerce & Industry Transportation People & Places Communication Healthcare & Medicine Education & Libraries Cultural Communities Recreation & Entertainment Tourism ReligionEXPLORE BY CULTUREHispanic Native AmericanKatherine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics of America the Beautiful after an awe-inspiring trip to the top of Pikes Peak in 1893.
A Pikes Peak Partnership: The Penroses and the Tutts | Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library http://coloradowest.staging.auraria.edu/book-review/pikes-peak-partnership-penroses-and-tutts[12/8/2015 1:19:08 PM] Auraria Library 303-556-4587 1100 Lawrence Street Denver, Colorado 80204 In the News Partners & Donations About Us Contact Us Duane A. Smith, one of Colorados most prolific historians, recently published No One Ailing except a Physician: Medicine in the Mining West with Ronald C. Brown (University Press of Colorado). He is also coauthor of A Colorado History (Carl Ubbelohde, Maxine Benson, Duane A. Smith), first published in 1965, which is now in its eighth edition.