Victor Hugo wrote: “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” Ed French who experienced and knew first-hand the courage required for the great sorrows of life, and exhibited infinite patience for...
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Helen Keller once wrote “No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” On April 25, 2020 the Pike National Historic Trail Association will convene (in most unusual circumstances) its Annual Board Meeting. Unusual because, unlike past years, the board...
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This just in! Students in PK-5th grades at Sackets Harbor Central School voted to select a new piece of playground equipment this week. Students overwhelmingly chose the Pikes Peak option! Here is a copy of the poll results:               The Sackets Harbor PTO and the school will be working...
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We are saddened to announce that the oldest living relative of the explorer General Pike, Zebulon Montgomery Pike Jr., died on October 20, 2019 at 2:30 am, in Salida, Colorado, at the age of 97. Not only was Monty a huge part of our association (VP Emeritus), he was our friend, a family member, and...
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On September 19, 2019, Walsenburg, Colorado, members of Pike National Historic Trail Association met with Superintendent Aaron Mahr of the National Trail Intermountain Region of the National Park Service to outline the steps in developing a feasibility study of inclusion of the 1806 expedition of Lt. Zebulon Pike through the southwest portion of the Louisiana...
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Brigadier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike and Pikes Peak On October 2, 2019, Brian and Cliff Pike gave the following presentation on Brigadier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike, to a group of over 20, at Sterling Ranch in Littleton, CO. “Good evening, and thank you for inviting us to share some of the history of our Uncle,...
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