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Palmer Lake, Colorado

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Small Town Traditions...Still Alive Today

Palmer Lake Pedestrian Bridge, OMalleys Pub, Star
Palmer Lake Star and Town Hall 1951

The town of Palmer Lake, Colorado has a rich past, just waiting to be discovered. The Palmer Lake Historical Society preserves its history and maintains the Lucretia Vaile Museum.

Today, Palmer Lake maintains a few key long-standing traditions, including the Chautauqua Assembly (reenactment) in August, the Star Lighting in November and the Yule Log Festival in December.

Enjoy this video about our Town Hall and learn more about the history of its role in our community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT7B8tJQCkk

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Palmer Lake, CO - Established in 1886

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Historical Activities

Palmer Lake History - Ladies on the Lake

Palmer Lake Area History

Palmer Lake is a rich historical area marked by the Palmer-Divide. A brief intro to the area’s geography, early inhabitants, first expeditions and homesteaders, historical Wild West events, and past industries.

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Photos From the Archives

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DISCOVER PALMER LAKE'S RICH PAST