[Colorado Springs: n. p., ca. 1874]. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, approx. 10.13 x 7 inches,  pages. With original cover, addressed to Michigan State Representative Alexander B. Copley of Decatur. Some light wear and toning; old folds from mailing; in very good condition. Item #18656
Detailed promotional brochure for the temperance settlement of Colorado Springs, founded in July, 1871, this publication including ads for local businesses; republished from the Colorado Springs Gazette; this copy fairly extensively annotated in pencil form an enthusiastic local educator to Copley, including the note, “Read this. A town that would delight Uncle Will’s heart. All temperance.” (Also includes notes on the businesses in town, underlining highlights of the new construction, etc.) The cover has been docketed in a contemporary hand, “Legrand”—presumably Alexander Copley LeGrand, a Copley namesake who per the Historical Catalogue of the Students of Kalamazoo College (1903) graduated in the class of 1867 at Kalamazoo and was the principal at the Colorado Springs Union School from 1874 to 1876.