Joseph Gonder Heistand was born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania onAugust 15, 1860. In 1900 he moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado and bought UteIron Springs near Pikes Peak. There he built a pavilion and hotel thatattracted tourists. He was the official photographer of the Pikes Peak Railway.He owned a famous mineral shop in Manitou as well.
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