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Get it on: City and citizens in pop culture

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Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz lived in Colorado Springs in 1951. Linus and Lucy Van Pelt were neighbors of his on North Franklin Street.

The 2006 film The Prestige includes Colorado Springs as the home of inventor Nikola Tesla. Played by David Bowie in the movie, Tesla built a laboratory in Colorado Springs in 1899 for experiments in the wireless transmission of electrical power.

All-Star Major League Baseball relief pitcher Goose Gossage was born in Colorado Springs, and still lives here. One of these days, baseball writers will vote him into the Hall of Fame.

Silent film star Lon Chaney was born in Colorado Springs, and a theatre on Kiowa Street is named for him.

Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was born in Colorado Springs.

Elvira, Mistress of the Night known as Cassandra Peterson to her classmates graduated from Palmer High School in 1969.

Television drama "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" was set in Colorado Springs. (Most characters and events featured were fictional.)

Legendary auto racer Bobby Unser was born in 1934 in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs-based NORAD was at the conceptual center of 1983 movie WarGames and more recent TV show "Stargate SG-1."

Source: Wikipedia.com

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