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John Shurgot
B: 1935-12-02
D: 2017-11-16
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Shurgot, John
James Strecker
B: 1930-02-07
D: 2017-11-15
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Strecker, James
Stanley Brownewell
B: 1956-02-25
D: 2017-11-15
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Brownewell, Stanley
Norman Cates
B: 1930-10-23
D: 2017-11-10
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Cates, Norman
Timothy Fortune
B: 1946-07-16
D: 2017-11-10
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Fortune, Timothy
Harold McCracken
B: 1933-07-08
D: 2017-11-09
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McCracken, Harold
Maria Hooks
B: 1956-10-08
D: 2017-11-08
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Hooks, Maria
Jean Miles
B: 1941-11-25
D: 2017-11-08
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Miles, Jean
Jack Smart
B: 1932-10-05
D: 2017-11-05
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Smart, Jack
David Andrews
B: 1925-07-01
D: 2017-11-03
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Andrews, David
B. Jean Kistle
B: 1921-10-19
D: 2017-11-03
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Kistle, B. Jean
Daniel Spigarelli
B: 1969-09-17
D: 2017-11-03
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Spigarelli, Daniel
Margarett Zeeman
B: 1940-01-10
D: 2017-11-02
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Zeeman, Margarett
Quentin Florey
B: 1923-05-20
D: 2017-11-02
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Florey, Quentin
George Bradfield
B: 1945-09-16
D: 2017-11-01
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Bradfield, George
Elke Mueller-Gault
B: 1960-08-03
D: 2017-11-01
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Mueller-Gault, Elke
Douglas Kelso
B: 1997-03-31
D: 2017-10-30
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Kelso, Douglas
Veronica Acosta
B: 1973-03-29
D: 2017-10-28
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Acosta, Veronica
Brigitte Edwards
B: 1939-12-01
D: 2017-10-28
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Edwards, Brigitte
Marian Lantz
B: 1926-12-11
D: 2017-10-27
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Lantz, Marian
Elizabeth Kerney
B: 1958-09-24
D: 2017-10-27
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Kerney, Elizabeth

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Centennial Memorial

"AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL

“America the Beautiful” Centennial Memorial
at the Summit of Pikes Peak

Unveiled by
Senator Hank Brown
July 4, 1993

Fabulous Fourth Celebration
Memorial Park - Colorado Springs

Dedicated by
John Fowler, President, Chamber of Commerce
October 5, 1993

Summit of Pikes Peak – 14,110 feet

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Unveiling at Memorial Park
Unveiling of the “America the Beautiful” Centennial Memorial on July 4, 1993, at the Fabulous Fourth celebration with the Colorado Springs Symphony. Costas Rombocos, the plaque’s donor, is at left and U.S. Senator Hank Brown is on the right. The news media reported 85,000 people in attendance.
 
 
Unveiling at the Summit
The unveiling of the “America the Beautiful” Centennial Memorial at the summit of Pikes Peak October 5, 1993. The 8’x4’ bronze plaque designates the site where Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write the words to “America the Beautiful” in 1893. Left to right: John Fowler, Chamber of Commerce President; Mike Bird, State Senator; Costas Rombocos, the plaque’s donor and president of the Shrine of Remembrance; Mary Lou Makepeace and Cheryl Gillespe, Colorado Springs City Council members.
 
Click the above image to read the A Grateful Nation Remembers booklet about the story of America the Beautiful.
 
 
Click the above image to read the program for the dedication ceremony for the America the Beautiful Memorial on Pikes Peak.

 

Click the above image to read Katharine Lee Bates’ manuscript and her account of the trip that inspired her to write America the Beautiful.

 

Click the above image to read the resolution of the Colorado State Senate and House of Representatives regarding the America the Beautiful Memorial on Pikes Peak.

 

Click the above image to read the Resolution of the City of Colorado Springs City Council regarding the America the Beautiful Memorial on Pikes Peak.

 

Click the above image to read the letter from President Bill Clinton for the dedication of the America the Beautiful Memorial Plaque at the Fabulous Fourth celebration on July 4, 1993. The plaque was unveiled on the summit of Pikes Peak on October 5, 1993.

 

Click the above image to read the thank-you letter from George Stephanopoulos (President Bill Clinton’s senior advisor for policy and strategy) for the gift of a smaller scale casting of the America the Beautiful Centennial Memorial given to President Clinton by Costas Rombocos.

 

Click the above image to read the thank-you letter from President Bill Clinton for the America the Beautiful Centennial Memorial given to President Clinton by Costas Rombocos as a Christmas gift.