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Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pike's Peak

 
 
Pike's Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. Pike's Peak Marker
Inscription.  Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. US Department of the Interior, National Park Service 1963.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.442′ N, 105° 2.504′ W. Marker is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Located at the entrance of the observation and gift shop at the top of Pike's Peak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cascade CO 80809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Continental Divide (a few steps from this marker); Zebulon Montgomery Pike (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Inspiration of America the Beautiful (within shouting distance of this marker); A Look From The Top (approx. 0.7 miles away); Race to the Clouds
Pike's Peak Summit image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 29, 1994
2. Pike's Peak Summit
(approx. 2.9 miles away); From Carriages to Corvettes (approx. 2.9 miles away); Amazing Pikes Peak Feats (approx. 2.9 miles away); Don’t kill them with kindness (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places:
Pikes Peak *** (added 1966 - - #66000245)
15 mi. W of Colorado Springs in Pike National Forest , Colorado Springs
• Historic Significance: Event
• Area of Significance: Exploration/Settlement
• Period of Significance: 1900-1924
• Owner: Federal , Local , Private
• Historic Function: Landscape
• Historic Sub-function: Conservation Area, Unoccupied Land
• Current Function: Landscape
• Current Sub-function: Park, Unoccupied Land
    — Submitted August 10, 2011.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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