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Near Woodland Park in Teller County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Amazing Pikes Peak Feats

 
 
Amazing Pikes Peak Feats Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. Amazing Pikes Peak Feats Marker
Inscription.  Thrill-seekers, fund-raisers, and publicity hounds have been attracted to Pikes Peak for decades. Daring adventurers have hang-glided and skied off the summit, and rock climbers have challenged steep rock faces. Here is the scoop on some of the zanier stunts. Julia Archibald Holmes climbed for five days to become the first documented white woman to reach the summit of Pikes peak. The determined woman’s-libber walked much of the way from Kansas to Colorado with the Lawrence gold-seeking party in 1858. She wore the practical, but scandalous, newfangled bloomers on her famous trek.

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.

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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1926.
 
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. Marker is located at the Historic Glen Cove Inn. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland Park CO 80863, 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. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 42 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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