Past Pikes Peak research projects highlighted in OCC History Center talk Jan. 11Dec. 20, 2018
Eric Swab, a U.S, Forest Service volunteer who has written books about the Manitou Incline and famous trailbuilder Fred Barr, will share his passion for Pikes Peak in a presentation at the Old Colorado City History Center Friday, Jan. 11.
The talk will start at 11 a.m. The center is at 1 S. 24th St.
There is no charge for members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), which owns and operates the center. For non-members, the attendance cost is $5.
According to an OCCHS press release, “Eric's talk will address three research projects [on the summit]: enhanced weather forecasting (1873), the effects of high altitude on human physiology (1963/1911) and improved performance of World War I aircraft engines (1918). “
For more information on the program, the center or how to become an OCCHS member, call 636-1225.
Note: The History Center is closed during the Christmas holidays (Dec. 18 to Jan. 3). Otherwise, winter hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Westside Pioneer/press release