Amazing Pikes Peak Feats
In 1929, Texan Bill Williams pushed a peanut to the summit with his nose. He wore out 12 pairs of gloves, 3 pair of shoes and 150 peanuts during the 21 day feat.
It took only two hours and 29 minutes for Tracy Fisher and friends to push a piano from Glen Cove to the summit. On May 29, 1995 they braved mud, wind and freezing temperatures to get the 550 pound, $10,000 Steinway piano up the peak. The folks from A-1 Piano Movers raised money for the Colorado Springs Symphony with the stunt.
A fantastic fund-raiser to purchase a new computer equipment for a local school took place on September 30, 1995. Four students and two administrators from Palmer High School dribbled basketballs and soccer balls up the long, winding road. The crew successfully reached the windy summit ten hours after leaving the toll gate.
Location. 38° 52.534′ N, 105° 4.384′ W. Marker is near Woodland Park, Colorado, in Teller County. Marker can be reached from Pike's Peak Toll Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Historic Glen Cove Inn. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland Park CO 80863, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Race to the Clouds (here, next to this marker); From Carriages to Corvettes (here, next to this marker); Don’t kill them with kindness (here, next to this marker); Black (and sometimes brown) Bear (approx. 1.9 miles away); Tricky Affairs (approx. 1.9 miles away); Elk Country (approx. 1.9 miles away); A Look From The Top (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pike's Peak (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodland Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 59 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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