Colorado Springs Trivia – Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike

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Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike never actually climbed the mountain that bears his name?

Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike explored the southwest portion of the Louisiana Territory in 1806 and though he never climbed the peak that bears his name, he did publish a report that attracted a lot of interest to the area.

General Wilkinson ordered him to mount an expedition, to explore, map and find the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers. This exploratory expedition into the southwestern part of the Louisiana Territory was also to evaluate natural resources, and establish friendly relations with Native Americans.

In early November 1806, Pike and his team sighted and tried to climb to the summit of the peak later named after him (Pikes Peak.) They made it as far as Mt. Rosa to the southeast of Pikes Peak, before giving up the ascent in waist-deep snow. They had already gone almost two days without food.

He wrote an account from memory of his expeditions, which was published in 1810 as The expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, during the Years 1805-6-7. It was popular and later translated into French, German, and Dutch editions. His account became required reading for all American explorers who followed him in the 19th century.


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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Visit the Western Museum of Mining & Industry

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The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is dedicated to the mining history and industrial technology of the western United States. The museum was founded in 1970, and has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1979.

The museum building houses antique mining equipment and steam engines. Some of the pneumatic machines are connected to compressed air so that they can be viewed in actual operation. The museum also includes a recreation of an old assay office and scale models of mines and mills.

Outdoor exhibits include live burros, a steam shovel, and an operating stamp mill for gold ore.

The museum maintains a research library on mining topics, available by appointment.

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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of December 15-21, 2014

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
Event Calendar

 

115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 20, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
WHERE: Bear Creek Nature Center

COST: $5 donation for bird seed is suggested
CONTACT: 719-520-6387 for required reservations

All ages and abilities are welcome to join the tradition of recording species and numbers of Bear Creek Regional Park’s feathered friends. It’s a great way to learn more about birds and improve birding skills while contributing valuable data for study.

Flying W Wranglers Christmas Concert

December 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Stargazers Theatre & Event Center

Flying W Wranglers Christmas Concert – Come hear your favorite Christmas Songs, with that Cowboy flavor that only the Flying W Wranglers can add!

The Wranglers round up some of your favorite holiday songs, add a yodel or two and some great fiddlin’ and there you have it, a memorable evening of music for the entire family!The Flying W Wranglers have been a part of the tradition for 60 years, making them the world’s second oldest western singing group. In 2009 the Western Music Association inducted the Flying W Wranglers into the Hall of Fame. Definitely not “drug store” cowboys, the lines of these men are interwoven in rural communities around horses, cattle and the great outdoors.

The Flying W Wranglers are an integral part of preserving our great western heritage

Manitou Springs Christmas Carolers

The tradition of Victorian Christmas Carolers in Downtown Manitou Springs is back! The Band Wassail and The Brass Quintette will be strolling down Manitou’s Historic District to spread holiday cheer! From 1:00pm til 3:00pm every Saturday and Sunday from November 29th until December 21st.

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Colorado Springs Trivia – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Carousel

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The Zoo’s Carousel is one of only 100 of its kind
manufactured and three of its kind left in the
United States.

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Older than most of the people who ride it, this carousel was a popular attraction at the 1932 World’s Fair. A cherished feature of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, it has been giving people of all ages a great ride since 1937. Now, restored to its original beauty, this antique carousel is a permanent attraction.

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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Visit the Money Museum

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The American Numismatic Association was founded in 1891 by Dr. George F. Heath in Chicago, Illinois. The ANA was formed to advance the knowledge of numismatics (the study of money) along educational, historical, and scientific lines, as well as enhance interest in the hobby.
The ANA national headquarters and museum is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of December 8-14, 2014

There are lots of great things happening in and around Colorado Springs. Here are some of the highlights. Click the pictures for more details.
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Light Safari

Electric Safari – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Electric Safari’s 24th Anniversary

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit!

Electric Safari is open for 23 nights!

Dates:
December 5 – 7 and
December 12 – December 23*
December 25 – January 1, 2015
(*Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, December 24)

Times:
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.*
(*last admission sold at 7:30 p.m.)

Celebrate 24 years of holiday cheer during Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! Over one million glittering lights and 40+ animated light sculptures illuminate the Zoo and create dazzling memories for your family. Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle!

Breakfast With Santa

December 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
WHERE: 606 Manitou Ave

Sponsored by the Manitou Springs Kiwanis Club at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue from 8am – 10am

Old North End Holiday Home Tour

December 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Old North End Holiday Home Tour
1010 North Nevada Avenue
Celebrate a unique holiday experience with family and friends at the Old North End Holiday Home Tour. The tour starts at Colorado College’s Shove Chapel at 1010 N. Nevada—a landmark building on the National Register of Historic Places. Three other prominent homes decked out in their holiday finest are also featured.

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Colorado Springs Trivia – Seven Falls

Did you know?

There are 224 steps to the top of Seven Falls.

It’s been called “The Grandest Mile of Scenery” in Colorado.

Located in South Cheyenne Canyon, Seven Falls cascades 181 feet in seven distinct steps down a solid cliff of Pikes Peak granite. Crystal clear water from the southern-most edges of the Pikes Peak watershed have, over the ages, carved this unique scenic masterpiece in an easily accessible location.


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Things to do in Colorado Springs – Seven Falls

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Seven Falls is reopening Spring 2015, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Bask in the majesty of Seven Falls, a seven-tiered, 181-foot cascade of natural wonder, and then explore everything else the new Seven Falls has to offer. With delectable new dining options—including the exquisite new 1859—a brand new visitor’s center and so much more to come.

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Upcoming Colorado Springs events for the week of December 1-7, 2014

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Bear Creek by Candlelight

All ages are invited to celebrate the season with festive music, live animals, family activities a candlelit trail walk along Bear Creek with Santa Claus, and chili provided by Texas Roadhouse. Participants will be greeted by a walkway lit with luminaries and may hike a candlelit trail along Bear Creek. Inside, listen to the music, savor a warm bowl of chili, hot chocolate and cookies, and create memories for the season.

30th Annual Festival of Lights Parade

The Festival of Lights Parade will be held December 6, 2014 starting at 5:50 P.M. in downtown Colorado Springs. The theme for this year’s parade is “Through the Eyes of a Child.”

 

Festival of Lights Family Fun Day

Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for our annual holiday celebration. Enjoy a full performance schedule, a step back in time into our Victorian Christmas room, and activities led by a variety of community organizations. Don’t miss this special tradition that’s brought magic to the Pikes Peak region for over 20 years!
Let us know you’re coming! Call 719-385-5990 or visit www.cspm.org
Free and open to the public
Visit the event website for an updated schedule of performances and activities.


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Colorado Springs Trivia – Sunny Days

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The city has abundant sunshine year-round, averaging over 300 sunny days per year.

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If you’re the type of person who likes to wake up to sunny blue skies almost every morning of the year – Colorado Springs is perfect for you!


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