Zebulon Pike and Pikes Peak

Matt Mayberry talked about Zebulon Pike and how the peak that bears his name became a symbol for exploration, the gold rush, settlement, and tourism in the… read more

Matt Mayberry talked about Zebulon Pike and how the peak that bears his name became a symbol for exploration, the gold rush, settlement, and tourism in the Colorado Springs area.

The Pike Expedition (July 15, 1806 - July 1, 1807) was a military party sent out by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the south and west of the recent Louisiana Purchase. It was led by Lt. Zebulon Pike and was the first U.S. effort to explore the western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from September 11-17 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Zebulon Pike and Pikes Peak

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Program ID:
321948-1
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Vignette
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Location:
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Nov 02, 2014 | 11:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2015 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 02, 2014 | 11:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 02, 2014 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 03, 2014 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 08, 2014 | 3:47pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2015 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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