Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Will Rogers visited Colorado on a few occasions and there is a special monument dedicated to Will outside of Colorado Springs called the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun (pictured).

“Hit Denver and ran into another farmers’ conference, passing resolutions for relief. What the farmers need to pass is filling stations and they won’t need to pass resolutions. Colorado voted dry and now they are blaming it onto the altitude.” – Daily Telegrams, November 19, 1926

“I had heard all my life of the beauty of Colorado Springs, and believe me, it had not been over estimated any. Pikes Peak is there for people that like to go up on top of the Woolworth Tower. Fine Hotels there, the Swimming Pools, 4 Polo Fields, Golf Courses, and private fishing lake; all for the Guests.” – Weekly Articles, 1926