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Alamo Square Park
(Pioneer Museum)

Katherine Lee Bates

Falmouth, Massachusetts, 1859 - Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1929
American songwriter and teacher at Colorado College, she wrote the words to "America the Beautiful" from the top of Pikes Peak in 1893
(Wikipedia)
John Lajba
2002

Colorado Springs /  Katherine Lee Bates   Colorado Springs /  Katherine Lee Bates

Description

Bronze statue of Bates sitting on a rock.

Inscription(s)

On the edge of the plant perk:
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Signature

John Lajba / © 2002

Information Sign

KATHERINE LEE BATES

author of "america the beatiful," katherine lee bates
(1859-1929) wrote the original version of this beloved anthem
in 1893 during a stay in colorado springs. a brief trip to the
14,110 foot summit of pikes peak provided the inspiration for
her enduring words, which were set to musci two decades
later. a native of falmouth, ma., bates was a noted author and
enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a teacher and
administrator at wellesley college.

contributors

leonard o. larson
amorita foster memorail fund
pioneers museum foundation
arthur c . herzberger trust
mr. & mrs. lester b. loo
francis krupinski trust
pikes peak range riders
dr. william c. holmes
friends of the pioneers museum

john lajba, sculptor
omaha, nebraska

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 38°49'49" - W 104°49'23")

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