List of people from Colorado Springs, Colorado

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The city of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the second-largest city in Colorado and the county seat of El Paso County, Colorado, has been the birthplace and home of several notable individuals. This is a list of people from Colorado Springs and includes people that were born or lived in the city or greater metropolitan area. Individuals included in this listing are people presumed to be notable because they have received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject.[A]


  • Nick Venetucci (1911–2004), philanthropist who donated over 1 million pumpkins to children

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  • Seymour Cray, lived in Colorado Springs and was killed in an automobile accident in northern Colorado Springs.
  • Myra Keen, malacologist[3]
  • Ancel Keys, physiologist, born in Colorado Springs
  • Nikola Tesla, Serbian physicist who built a laboratory in Colorado Springs in 1899 for his experiments in the wireless transmission of electrical power. The site of the lab, the present intersection of Foote and Kiowa streets, is now a residential area.
  • Kenneth Sims, geologist, born in Colorado Springs






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  • Professional hockey player David Hale was born in Colorado Springs
  • Figure skater Jill Trenary trained and lived in Colorado Springs

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  1. ^ Chriselrod.Com Archived June 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Preacher-turned-pariah tells of his two years in the wilderness
  3. ^ W. R. Evitt. "Myra Keen" (PDF). Memorial Resolution. Stanford University. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
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