[Pike's Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Pikes_Peak-1898.jpg
Creation: 1898

In 1874, Congress debated civilian versus military control of the four western mapping surveys. Hayden’s Survey, mapping the western territories, joined the U.S. Department of the Interior. Named for explorer Zebulon Pike, the area grew in the 1890s during the last gold rush in the continental U.S. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song "America the Beautiful" in 1893 after admiring the view from Pikes Peak. At 14,115 feet, it is the highest summit of the Southern Front Range of the Rockies.

Title

[Pike's Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado]

Date

Creation: 1898

Description

In 1874, Congress debated civilian versus military control of the four western mapping surveys. Hayden’s Survey, mapping the western territories, joined the U.S. Department of the Interior. Named for explorer Zebulon Pike, the area grew in the 1890s during the last gold rush in the continental U.S. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song "America the Beautiful" in 1893 after admiring the view from Pikes Peak. At 14,115 feet, it is the highest summit of the Southern Front Range of the Rockies.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photochroms

Source

MSS0827, Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Pikes_Peak-1898.jpg

Citation

“[Pike's Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado],” Gallery, accessed October 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/829.