COLORADO HOUSE AND SENATE PASS RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS AND DESIGNATING THE “BUFFALO SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY”

The Memorial Highway was unanimously approved by the Colorado legislatures in 2016. The memorial highway is from mile marker 308 to mile marker 298 of Colorado State Highway 24. To put it into perspective, the stretch starts in the southern portion of Colorado Springs and goes to Manitou Springs, Colorado, ending near the entrance of the Cave of the Winds.

"Joint Resolution recognizes the contributions of the four African-American army units, the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments.  These soldiers supported the settling of Colorado through building roads, assisted civil authorities in peace-keeping efforts and participated in many important military conflicts.

The resolution designates the section of U.S. Highway 24 from Mile Marker 308 to Mile Marker 298, near Garden of the Gods, through the cities of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, Colorado to be renamed the “Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Highway”."

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