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Pikes Peak (Colo.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Byron L. Akers for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-akers
Overview Byron Akers, the owner of the Colorado Car Museum and the Ghost Town in Colorado Springs, reflects on his long time obsession with automobiles. Akers was born in Denver and moved to Colorado Springs and reflects on the introduction of the car. Recalls the transition from horse and buggy carriages to automobiles, the first automobile trip up Pikes Peak, and the cars he owns, including the steamer Locomobile.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-brown_pikes
Overview Robert (Bob) Brown, retired teacher and author, discusses how Pike's Peak got its name. Explains what Colorado looked like before it became a territory or state and the formation of different towns and cities in Colorado. Brown discusses the how the Gold Rush, which brought people out West to Colorado, was precipitated by the "Panic of 1857," an economic depression. Discusses how people traveled out west, mostly by stagecoaches, by the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, or the Smoky Hill Trail.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined