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To the Top of Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak in 1926!

To the Top of Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak in 1926!

 

Curious Colorado is a film produced in 1926, about some of the great peaks in the Colorado Springs area. Within the same day, you can drive to the top of Cheyenne Mountain, and to the top of Pikes Peak in the Cog Railway. The current Cog Railway is much different than the one used today. Today's Cog Railway is covered, and you don't ride to the top facing the bottom of the hill!

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Marianne Snygg, GRI, ABR, ASP
Broker Associate
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

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Colorado Springs and Monument Real Estate

Comment balloon 9 commentsMarianne Snygg • January 27 2010 04:31PM

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Fascinating scenes of your area! I remember as a kid, seeing a number of my favorite western shows that had views that appeared to come from your part of the country as well as Utah.
Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Marianne, That was so interesting! A step back in time, and I'm pretty sure I would not like the cog railroad ride backwards up the mountain!

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) almost 9 years ago

Hello Marianne, That was a fascinating video and a long one . But it was too interesting to even think of leaving it. It was most enjoyable and thank you for sharing it.

I had no idea there was a Will Rodgers Memorial but I have heard of Pikes Peak.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 9 years ago
Marianne, Thanks for sharing! I have been there quite some time ago but obviously not as long ago as this was made (lol). I loved the modern highway!
Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

Marianne, what a great old video. Amazing, and beautiful. My aunt went into labor once they reached the top of Pikes Peak in the 60's. We never were sure if the labor was brought on because of the drive up to the top, but the ride down was far more exciting!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 9 years ago

Hi Mryl: Thanks for stopping by. Over the years there have been numerous movies filmed around here. We have some really fantastic scenery in our area. Come see us during the summer!

Hi Mary: How have you been? I've been away from AR again, trying to focus on making some money! When you ride the Cog these days they tell you a story about why you shouldn't worry about the cables breaking...they say that if the do, there are a couple of Springs at the bottom to stop us. LOL I half expected the video to say that, too.

Hi William: It was a little bit long, sorry. Still I found it facinating. Thanks for stopping by and viewing it.

Hi Marchel: About the time this video was filmed my great-aunt would come here ever summer. I wonder which one she was? LOL

Hi Ruth: Was the baby born up there? That would be very scary for everyone. Was it early? Or did she know when she went up there that it was close to her due date?

Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Her water broke up there, but they did make it down. And, yes, she was close to her date, and knew better. :)  But it made a fun story the next day, I guess!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) almost 9 years ago

What a cool video! I think about what it must have been like to have been adventurous enough to try some of the things they did then, without all of the "safety precautions" we have now...I have ridden the cog and heard that "Springs at the bottom" line, it probably has been around since this video was made, even if they didn't use it! =o)

Posted by c m almost 9 years ago
I know, Cheryl, I wish they had. It made me laugh the first time I heard it.
Posted by Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

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