I found out that the beautiful Pike’s Peak mountains were the inspiration for the lyrics of the beloved song, “America the Beautiful ” to the stunning vistas from the summit of Pikes Peak. It was the summer of 1893, and Katharine Lee Bates, a professor of English at Wellesley College, was in Colorado Springs to teach a summer session at Colorado College. VERY COOL HUH?!?!
Sparkle and Spur
“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”