Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Digitizing the past

Just got a note from my good friend John Murphy, pointing me to some recently digitized manuscripts at Colorado College written by George Hapgood Stone. Stone was a resident of Colorado Springs from 1881 until his death at age 75 in 1917. He gained a firm reputation as one of the best local authorities on the historical, scenic and geological facts of the Pikes Peak region. He was also the first guy to explore the route Zebulon Pike took when he tried to climb Pikes Peak. The route is in dispute. Stone put Pike on Black Mountain. Murphy, with hiking help of me and others, thinks it was Mount Rosa. You can read the yellowing manuscripts of Stone's excursions here.

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