It's time to take a closer look at the interesting history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Today we learn more about the impact Colorado Springs had on cartoonist Charles "Peanuts" Schulz and why it is Marksheffel Road rather than Mark Sheffel Road.
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Spring connection to peanuts
Charles Schulz, creator of popular cartoon characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Peppermint Patty, was born and raised in Minnesota and eventually settled in California. However, he lived in Colorado Springs for a year in a house at 2321 N. El Paso St. near Patty Jewett Golf Course.
Schulz and his family moved to Colorado Springs in 1951. He rented office space downtown to get over writer's block. The first collection of "Peanuts" comic strips was not published until July 1952, so the artist was not yet successful with his invention.
In his office he came across Philip Van Pelt. Although the two did not know each other, they recognized each other since their service in the Army's 20th Panzer Division and soon began spending a lot of time together.
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