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Plaque high atop Pikes Peak - 14,115 feet

IN RECOGNITION OF THE NOTABLE CAREER OF ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE SOLDIER--EXPLORER THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO HAVE PLACED THIS TABLET ON THE SUMMIT OF THE GREAT MOUNTAIN FIRST SEEN BY PIKE NOVEMBER 15, ...

IN RECOGNITION OF THE NOTABLE CAREER OF
ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE
SOLDIER--EXPLORER
THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO
HAVE PLACED THIS TABLET ON THE SUMMIT
OF THE GREAT MOUNTAIN FIRST SEEN BY PIKE
NOVEMBER 15, 1806.
GENERAL PIKE WAS BORN AT LAMBERTON,
NOW TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, JANUARY 5, 1779;
DIED APRIL 27, 1813, AFTER A VICTORIOUS ATTACK ON
YORK, LATER TORONTO, CANADA;
BURIED AT MADISON BARRACKS, NEW YORK.
THIS TABLET COMMEMORATES THE ONE HUNDRETH
ANNIVERSARY OF PIKE'S SOUTHWEST EXPEDITION.


Submitted by John Bradley JEB

 

 

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