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Switchbacks Unite with Pioneer Museum for City of Sunshine Exhibit

By sbadmin, 01/18/16, 7:45PM MST


By Tammy Crafts

The Switchbacks FC were honored to participate in the opening of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum’s newest exhibit —The City of Sunshine on Saturday, January 16, 2016. From its founding in 1871, local boosters advertised Colorado Springs as a premier health destination for the treatment of tuberculosis. Our region’s greatest asset-turned-industry was its stunning scenery, abundant sunshine and mild climate.

Historically, at least 1/3 of all visitors to Colorado came in search of tuberculosis treatment. Once cured, many stayed on in the region to build families and businesses. Many of their contributions to this community are visible today. The City of Sunshine exhibit tells the story of how individuals, institutions, and treatments helped shape the Pikes Peak Region.

Museum attendees visited the Switchbacks booth to sign up for an opening day prize pack and enjoyed taking pictures with Ziggy, the teams mascot. The Switchbacks were joined by other interactive community booths & crafts, family friendly Zumba, Yoga and Tai Chai classes along with nutritious and delicious food samples.