Charles A

Monday 12th August 1901

Charles A. Yont and W.B. Felker driving an 1899 Locomobile steamer, completed the first ascent to the summit of Pikes Peak by an automobile, Colorado. Climbing 14,110 feet to the top was quite a feat for the little 2-cylinder steamer. The trip took just over nine hours and was accomplished by pushing as well as driving the motorcar. Peak is well known because of its commanding location and easy accessibility, and the view from the summit is said to have inspired the song “America the Beautiful.” Today, an ascent to the top is made easy by a graded toll road.

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