What's the use of bragging about being from the North, or the South, or the old manor house in the dale, or Euclid avenue, Cleveland, or Pike's Peak
, or Fairfax County, Va., or Hooligan's Flats or any place?
This work collects new research, primary source narratives, and newspaper and magazine articles on the gold rush near Pike's Peak
in Colorado in 1859.
Board on Geographic Names, which was established in 1890 to standardize map spellings, has a long-standing policy favoring names like "Pikes Peak" over "Pike's Peak
" and "Harpers Ferry" over "Harper's Ferry." The reason behind the rule, the board says, is that the apostrophe implies private ownership of a public space.
I attempted the Pike's Peak
Marathon last year but had to drop out due to severe nausea and vomiting.
Classic machines in action include the Audi Quattro that Michele Mouton took to a record-breaking victory on the 1985 Pike's Peak
hill climb course in the Colorado Rockies, as well as a Porsche 911 and Carlos Sainz's 1992 Toyota Celica.
Highly recommended for school and community library biography collections for young readers, Zebulon Pike: Explorer And Solider is part of the outstanding Compass Point Books "Signature Lives: American Frontier Era" series and provides an excellent introduction into the life and accomplishments ("Pike's Peak
" is named after him) of a man who changed American history with his fearless treks leading expeditions along the Mississippi River and as far west as the Rocky Mountains.
The camp itself was on one peak of a mountain, facing Pike's Peak
, and on the grounds was a yet higher peak known as Soldier Mountain.