Lectures & Learning

Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners History Program

When: Mon., June 8 2009

I can say with certainty that the two times I've hiked and two times I've taken the cog up Pikes Peak, I've haven't spotted any frozen dead guys. Which is not to say they're not there. In fact, there's a mystery surrounding a postcard depicting a dead-lookin' dude sprawled in a rocky snowbank and bearing the words "Frozen to Death on Pike's [sic] Peak Aug. 21, 1911." That very postcard will be the topic of the Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners history program at 6 tonight at the

Colorado Springs Masonic Hall (1150 Panorama Drive, 473-0330). Pikes Peak Library special collections manager Tim Blevins will present his findings on whether the photo is authentic or a hoax (oh, you wacky faux ice cadavers!), and detail the research methodology he employed so as to flaunt his wicked library prowess. The program's free, but an accompanying catered dinner runs $15. — Matthew Schniper

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