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29 April 2015

The Lonely Manitou Indian

Manitou Springs is known for its natural mineral springs (surprise!). Several of them are still active around town, and if you've ever sampled the water, you know it's very distinctive tasting. On and off over the last century, there have been attempts to bottle and sell Manitou's mineral water. Case in point is this guy, more or less known as the "Manitou Indian", who lives in front of the building at the west edge of town where the water was once bottled. I've blogged about him before (HERE). Water used to flow from the jug in his hands, but for some years now he's just been crouching there silently, waiting for the next entrepreneur to come along and peddle Manitou's famous natural resource. In the meantime, it looks like the building remains empty -- or maybe not, since it's now posted "Private Property", with signs warning of security cameras. It's entirely possible that it now houses a marijuana growing operation, which, as you know, is legal here. Who knows? I'm glad the old Indian is still there, even though he looks a little glum these days!


William Kendall said...

Ah, yes, a grow op. It is quite an eye catcher!

Randy said...

Very nice.