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Michael Royse
B: 1929-12-10
D: 2017-05-24
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Royse, Michael
Raymond Berry
B: 1928-11-05
D: 2017-05-22
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Berry, Raymond
Grace Givan
B: 1939-11-13
D: 2017-05-21
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Givan, Grace
Marilyn Hall
B: 1944-11-04
D: 2017-05-18
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Hall, Marilyn
Leslie Jurgens
B: 1941-03-05
D: 2017-05-17
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Jurgens, Leslie
Herbert Foster
B: 1932-01-15
D: 2017-05-17
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Foster, Herbert
Margaret Berard
B: 1944-02-23
D: 2017-05-17
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Berard, Margaret
Carol Fleming
B: 1940-10-31
D: 2017-05-16
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Fleming, Carol
Deborah Truscelli
B: 1951-01-04
D: 2017-05-15
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Truscelli, Deborah
Robert Charles
B: 1936-05-03
D: 2017-05-15
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Charles, Robert
Jodie Baer
B: 1960-07-29
D: 2017-05-14
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Baer, Jodie
Annie Temple
B: 1924-10-10
D: 2017-05-12
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Temple, Annie
Lieselottie Deskins
B: 1933-06-08
D: 2017-05-12
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Deskins, Lieselottie
Alan Reise
B: 1934-02-04
D: 2017-05-10
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Reise, Alan
Roy Wheeler
B: 2017-12-01
D: 2017-05-09
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Wheeler, Roy
Thomas Schrimpf
B: 1946-09-01
D: 2017-05-07
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Schrimpf, Thomas
Barry Johnson
B: 1966-02-24
D: 2017-05-07
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Johnson, Barry
Richard Gerzina
B: 1950-01-04
D: 2017-05-05
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Gerzina, Richard
Sophie Rush
B: 1987-10-10
D: 2017-05-05
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Rush, Sophie
Elizabeth Duran
B: 1933-10-01
D: 2017-05-04
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Duran, Elizabeth
James Bradford
B: 1924-08-16
D: 2017-05-02
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Bradford, James

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America the Beautiful

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GALLERY: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PARK MEMORIAL 


 

 
 
America the Beautiful Park
Front view of the America the Beautiful memorial.

America the Beautiful Park
Front view of the America the Beautiful memorial.

America the Beautiful Park
View from front left of the America the Beautiful memorial.

America the Beautiful Park
Wide view from front left of the America the Beautiful memorial.

America the Beautiful Park
Wide view from front right of the America the Beautiful memorial.

America the Beautiful Park
Close-up of the scroll plaque on the left rock. The plaque reads, “Commemorating the Centennial of the country’s favorite anthem... ‘America the Beautiful’ While on a tour of the western United States, educator and author Katharine Lee Bates (1859–1929) climbed into a ‘prairie wagon’ on July 22, 1893 which made its way slowly to the top of snow-capped Pikes Peak. Upon her arrival to the 14,110 foot summit, she gazed out over the vast expanse of the grasslands against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Inspired by the magnificent view, Ms. Bates penned that day the timeless words of ‘America the Beautiful.’”

America the Beautiful Park
Close-up of the rectangular plaque on the left rock. The plaque reads, “The Senate and House of Representatives JOINT RESOLUTIONS 93-14, May 11, 1993 Senator MaryAnne Tobedo, Prime Sponsor Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the writing of ‘America the Beautiful’ and the gift of the Centennial Memorial for the summit of Pikes Peak by Costas Rombocos.”

America the Beautiful Park
Close-up of the upper rectangular plaque on the right rock. The plaque reads, “LIONEL RIVERA Mayor The ‘America the Beautiful’ City”

America the Beautiful Park
Close-up of the scoll plaque on the right rock. The plaque interprets the imagery on the main memorial plaque and reads, “Interpretations and symbols of the ‘America the Beautiful’ Centennial Memorial with corresponding lyrics of the song…

Pikes Peak as viewed from Colorado Springs
‘For purple mountain majesties’

Bald Eagle in Flight
‘O beautiful for spacious skies’

Grainfields on western plains
‘For amber waves of grain’

Farm and country lane
‘The fruited plain ’

Mount Rushmore
‘O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife
Who more than self their country loved’

The American Flag
‘America, America’

American citizens of different races
‘And crown thy good with brotherhood’

Golden Gate Bridge
‘From sea to shining sea’

Skyline of a great city
‘Thine alabaster cities gleam’

Pilgrim sailing ship – The Mayflower
‘O beautiful for pilgrim feet’

Signing of the Declaration of Independence
‘Thy liberty in law’

The Great Seal of the United States
‘Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law

Statue of Liberty
‘A thoroughfare for freedom beat’

The Liberty Bell
‘O beautiful for patriot dream’

Pike National Forest Lodge Pole Pine Trees
‘Across the wilderness’

Katharine Lee Bates Author (1859–1929) Written in Colorado Springs, 1893”

America the Beautiful Park
Close-up of the sword plaque at the top of the center rock. The plaque contains a logo that reads, “Pike Expedition Bicentennial 1806–2006” and the text, “ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE 1779–1813”

America the Beautiful Park
Close-up of the America the Beautiful Memorial plaque. Contains the words to two of the verses of “America the Beautiful”:

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spoacious skies
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

Katharine Lee Bates

America the Beautiful Park
Read the resolution  of the City of Colorado Springs City Council regarding the America the Beautiful memorial in America the Beautiful Park (see bottom).


Read the resolution of the City of Colorado Springs City Council regarding the America the Beautiful memorial in America the Beautiful Park.