Stratton comes alive

       Richard Marold portrayed early Colorado Springs philanthropist Winfield Scott Stratton at the Old Colorado City History Center March 11. The presentation was part of the winter speaker series by the Historical Society. Marold provided various historical bits about Stratton, including his likely partaking of the Colorado City wild side during his simple carpenter days before striking it rich and taking on, as he called it, “the burden of wealth.”

Westside Pioneer photo