Hazlehurst Can how to get rid of black ants in your house we preserve the things we love The Colorado Springs Business Journal

We’re bike-friendly, dog-friendly, veteran-friendly, reasonably affordable and blessed with an equable climate. Our economy is booming, our schools are good, our politicians are reasonably honest and competent, our traffic problems are nothing compared to denver’s, our residents are hardworking, upright and welcoming. Want to move here? Load up the U-haul and head for pikes peak — once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave!

“I have no doubt that a fortune can be made how to get rid of black ants in your house here in many things,” charlie wrote in a letter to his mother dated april how to get rid of black ants in your house 1, 1860. “denver is bound to be the great center of all how to get rid of black ants in your house business from the east, and large fortunes will be made speculating in lots … but we cannot see into the future and must trust how to get rid of black ants in your house to luck.”

“the day before I came, there was a duel fought between two men of high how to get rid of black ants in your house standing,” he wrote. “one shot the other through the thigh … he is still alive. The next day, a man shot another and was hung the next afternoon. Yesterday, a rowdy was shot down in the street. He died in 20 minutes … public opinion justifies his act, and he will be acquitted. There is no jail here and no courts. The citizens try all cases immediately upon commission and either how to get rid of black ants in your house punish the perpetrator immediately or clear in as short a how to get rid of black ants in your house time. A good deal better law than to let it go how to get rid of black ants in your house through the slow process of law.”

Alas for his descendants, charlie didn’t stay in denver and become a mining and real how to get rid of black ants in your house estate tycoon. He returned to norwich, fought for the union, got married and drowned after the war attempting to cross how to get rid of black ants in your house a river in flood. His widow, harriet, gave birth to a son soon after and never remarried.

Young charlie contracted tuberculosis while in law school, and harriet took him on a trip to switzerland and how to get rid of black ants in your house algeria in search of a more healthful climate. That didn’t work, so they headed for california. On their way, they stopped in general william palmer’s little colony and their voyages came to an end.

Colorado springs was an uncommon western city, one whose founder rejected alcohol, manufacturing, coal-fired power plants and unseemly behavior. It was a place to heal the wounds of the how to get rid of black ants in your house civil war, as one of abolitionist charlie’s grandsons married the great-granddaughter of confederate president jefferson davis.

Our heritage is still with us, but we’re no longer unique. Omaha. Albuquerque, dallas, denver, colorado springs — what’s the difference? We’re all tied to cars, commuting and crumbling highways, used to gun violence, inured to national political dysfunction and apparently unable to agree how to get rid of black ants in your house upon better ways to order our fractious society.

General palmer rejected the violence and disorder of colorado city, denver and other western boomtowns to build a new kind how to get rid of black ants in your house of city. And nearly 150 years after colorado springs was founded, is it time for radical change? Can we preserve what we love — the clean air, the pristine mountain backdrop, the historic parks and neighborhoods, the fizzy economy and community ties to family, friends and neighbors? Can we get rid of what traps us and reimagine how to get rid of black ants in your house the city william palmer built?

Meanwhile, I’m welcoming charlie’s descendants for a family reunion this weekend, centered on the francis drexel smith exhibition at the pioneers how to get rid of black ants in your house museum. They’re without exception successful, interesting and fun. Charlie’s namesake and biographer (“whirlwind & storm” is a great read) will be here, as will a dozen more great- and great-great grandchildren.

RELATED_POSTS