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April 9 Zebulon Pike (a/k/a Don Borcherding) - Life History Programs

When Apr 09, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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Don will in his unique way  tell the story of Zebulon Pike.  It's more delightful and less dry then reading it on Wikidpedia  .

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Zebulon Montgomery Pike (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. As a United States Army captain in 1806–1807, he led the Pike Expedition, sent out by President Thomas Jefferson, to explore and document the southern portion of the Louisiana territory and to find the headwaters of the Red River, during which he recorded the discovery of what later was called Pikes Peak.[1] The Pike expedition coincided with other Jefferson expeditions including the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) and the Thomas Freeman and Peter Custis expedition (1806).[1] The Pike Expedition traveled through present-day Colorado after his party confused their location. This led to capture by Spanish, who sent Pike and his men to Chihuahua, present-day Mexico and questioned by the governor. They were released later in 1807 at the border of Louisiana.

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