When John Allison purchased the land in 1947, the nearest grocery store was 12 milesaway. The property had been home to three dairy farms. John converted one of the barns– said to be the oldest in Colorado – for raising thoroughbred racehorses, which hepurchased in Ireland.
John built the ponds fed by Black Squirrel Creek, naming them after his daughters: Frances,Mildred, Ann, and Mary. Three generations of Allison’s learned to swim and fish in thoseponds. The family raised trout and grew their own vegetables, enjoying many outdoorfamily suppers beside “Lake Ann.”
The Allison family enjoyed 70 years of happiness under the watchful gaze of Pikes Peak.In 2003, the children and grandchildren of John Allison found a development partner tohelp them open a new chapter in The Farm’s history. It is their dream that The Farm willbe to you what it was for them: the best thing their family ever did.