The Waldo Canyon Fire will not soon be forgotten, and the Pikes Peak Library District is ensuring that this will remain the case for generations to come.
The Special Collections Department has been gathering documentation on the Waldo Canyon Fire and is now displaying the collection at the 1905 Carnegie building, located at 20 North Cascade Ave.
The “In Our Own Backyard: Remembering Historic Fires of the Pikes Peak Region” collection is comprised of the work of five local photographers.
Warren and Linda Pearce, two of the photographers involved in the project, lost their home to the Waldo Canyon Fire.
“The goal is for us to have that documentation here in Special Collections of the Pikes Peak Library District for future generations,” said Dennis Daily, assistant manager of Special Collections.
Daily said the exhibit is not limited to photographs of the Waldo Canyon Fire. The exhibit includes archives from fires that have hit the Pikes Peak Region since 1854.
The exhibit will be on display through the summer and is open and free to the public.