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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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Initial Meeting with National Park Service Defines Work Needed for Designation of Pike National Historic Trail 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...
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For several months we have been working very diligently on creating this fabulous new website for our organization. Holly Nelson, of 2C Dev Group, designed our original site, and has worked tirelessly to design both a fresh modern look, and to code it in a way that it will work well across smartphones, tablets and...
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Announcing our President’s presentation for the Park County Historical Society. We would love to see you there! What: Dinner and Harv Hisgen will present “Pike’s South Park Exploration – the Loop” Where: Hartsel Fire Station, 86 Valley Ave., Hartsel, CO Date: August 25, 2018 Time: 5 pm dinner, 6 pm presentation
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 US SENATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Two Colorado-focused bills, introduced by Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), received a hearing today in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The senators applauded the advancement of the Pike National Historic Trail Study Act and the...
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We are indeed happy to receive two donations for $700 and a Life Membership in July. Thank you. Would you consider joining our association, renewing your membership, and donating to one of our causes? With your additional donations we can fund other projects currently on hold. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your help...
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