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Pikes Peak

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 10:46, last changed on 10/11/2019 - 10:54
At the southern tip of Colorado’s Front Range , just west of the city of Colorado Springs , Pikes Peak is the most famous mountain in the state. The Fourteener is one of the most important peaks in Colorado history and plays an essential role in the state’s tourism industry. Standing 14,115 feet,...

Pike’s Stockade

Added by yongli on 03/07/2016 - 16:17, last changed on 11/20/2019 - 12:18
The Pike Stockade is a reconstruction of a small fortress built by the soldiers of the 1806–7 Zebulon Pike expedition. It is located on the Rio Conejos , a tributary of the Rio Grande , in the San Luis Valley , seventeen miles southeast of Alamosa . Administered by History Colorado , the stockade...

“Great American Desert”

Added by yongli on 09/30/2016 - 09:37, last changed on 01/10/2018 - 01:07
Early nineteenth century Army explorers Zebulon Pike and Stephen H. Long conceptualized the Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains as the “Great American Desert.” Long’s report called it “unfit for cultivation,” while Pike compared it to “the sandy deserts of Africa.” The myth of the Great...
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