Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Longs gets its due
We knew it! The AP reported this afternoon that the designer of the Colorado quarter admitted the image is based on Longs Peak. Artist Len Buckley told the Associated Press he based the design on a photo he took of Longs during a family vacation in the 1980s. He said he liked the mountain for its majesty and jagged features, which he felt represented Colorado's highest peaks. Sculptor Norman Nemeth then used Buckley's design to make the stamp used to mint the quarter. The quarter will be released June 14.