Friday, February 03, 2006

Who was Shook of Shooks Run?

QUESTION: How did the small creek in Colorado Springs get the name of Shooks Run?
- Robert Helt, Security

ANSWER: The creek and the area of town were part of a cattle ranch; the owners were the Shook brothers. Many decades ago the creek was something of a city dump, a favorite spot of rats and old mattresses, but that changed dramatically after urban renewal in the mid-1970s.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 years ago, as a child, I spent the better part of my free time in Shook's Run, between San Miguel and Uenta (sp?). There we had tree forts, swings, sod houses, and all manner of Tom Sawyerish things. It is a shame that there's not much of it left.

3:53 PM, July 29, 2007  

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