- 1 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Split ring attachment
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 14,110 14,115 FT.
Survey Date: 1947
Coordinates: N38° 50' 26'' W105° 02' 37''
The newest addition to the collection! This medallion depicts the change of elevation from historical to present. “Present” is subject to change due to small increments of increase or decrease and advancement in measurement technology.
This summit of Colorado's most well-known peak was first attained by three members of surveyor Stephen Long's expedition in 1820, fourteen years after the failed attempt of Lt. Zebulon Pike. This majestic peak was the inspiration for the poem "America the Beautiful," by Katherine Lee Bates. An auto road and a cog railroad to the summit make the peak a popular destination for American families and international visitors.