Alamo Square Park
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
Bronze statue of Bates sitting on a rock.
On the edge of the plant perk:
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
John Lajba / © 2002
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.
friends of the pioneers museum
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
john lajba, sculptor
- John E. Lajba,
American sculptor in Omaha, Nebraska.
Location (N 38°49'49" - W 104°49'23")
Item Code: usco23; Photograph: 17 October 2010
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