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  • Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods

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    Pikes Peak, which features a paved highway, cog railway, and donut shop, is just one of many famous places in Colorado that have been made through interactions of land, labor, and leisure.
    Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods
  • Zebulon Pike

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    Portrait of Zebulon Pike, the military explorer who attempted to climb Pikes Peak during his expedition of 1806-7.
    Zebulon Pike
  • Pikes Peak from Colorado City
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Robert L. Brown, The Great Pikes Peak Gold Rush (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1985).

Harvey Carter, Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, CO: Dentan Printing, 1956).

City of Colorado Springs, “History,” n.d.

Halka Chronic, Roadside Geology of Colorado (Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing, 1980).

John Hazlehurst, “Pikes Peak: Rock Solid Economic Stability,” Colorado Springs Business Journal, April 25, 2008.

James McChristal, Pikes Peak: Legends of America’s Mountain (Raton, NM: Sierra Grande Press, 1999).

John O’Byrne, “Pikes Peak or Bust” and Historical Sketches of the Wild West (Colorado Springs: Denver Bookbinding, 1922).

Jared Orsi, Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Zebulon Pike, “Diary of an Expedition,” November 26, 1806.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway, “About the Train,” n.d.

Donald Sherman, “Hill Climb,” Air and Space Magazine (May 2001).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

Michael Waters, “Redefining the Age of Clovis: Implications for the Peopling of the Americas,” Science 315 (February 2007).

US National Geodetic Survey “Data Sheet: Pikes Peak,” 2004.

University of Colorado-Boulder, "Arapaho Place Names," n.d.