At 14,115 feet, Pikes Peak acted as a beacon for many overland migrants, who used the distant landmark for navigation just as French trappers and native peoples had in the past. "Pikes Peak or Bust!" became a popular saying for those who migrated west seeking fortune or adventure in the nineteenth century.
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