Speck - The Life and Times of Spencer Penrose

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The amazing story of one of Colorado s most intriguing and successful characters has never been told in its entirety . . . until now. On the pages of Speck the Life and Times of Spencer Penrose, author and artist Robert C. Olson uses words like brush strokes and captures the larger-than-life personality of Speck Penrose and the brilliant color and flavor of a time when giants rose from the mountains of America s West. During his seventy-four years on Earth, Speck went from a rich and shiftless son of the privileged class to a self-made prince of industry, society, and philanthropy. He made millions in real estate and mining during the boom days of Cripple Creek; literally moved mountains as the person most responsible for Utah s gigantic Bingham copper mine; and drew the world s well-heeled to Colorado with the creation of The Broadmoor, the premier resort still located on the side of Cheyenne Mountain just south of Colorado Springs. Readers will find that Speck not only features the life and times of a Colorado giant, but provides detailed glimpses into the lives of his many prominent associates.

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Author Robert (Bob) Olson was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, served briefly in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a meteorologist, and continued his education at Northwestern University and the American Academy of Art, both in Chicago. From the 1950s through the 1980s, Bob experienced success after success in advertising and public relations, eventually selling his firm, Darcy Communications, in the late 80s and devoting his time to writing and art. Surprisingly, during this time, Bob learned that no one had written the life story of one of Colorado s famous entrepreneurs, Spencer Penrose, so he set out to fill the void. The more he learned about Penrose, the more intrigued he became, with the result being this enlightening book. Bob and his wife Sandy now live in the town of Bow Mar, a suburb of Denver, close to their two daughters and grandchildren.

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