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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
AAA "Gem": AAA considers this location to be a "must see" point of interest. To see pictures of other areas that AAA considers to be Gems, click here.
Wikipedia Description: Pikes Peak Highway
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The Pikes Peak Highway is a 19-mile toll road that runs from Cascade, Colorado to the summit house of Pikes Peak in El Paso County, Colorado. It is open year-round, "weather permitting", i.e. when snow removal is not excessively difficult.
The Pikes Peak Highway was constructed in 1915 and financed by Spencer Penrose at a cost of $500,000. However, an earlier road up the mountain, the Pike's Peak Carriage Road, dates back to 1889. The road is maintained by the city of Colorado Springs. The bottom third of this road is paved while the upper portion is gravel. The gravel portion is home to an annual automobile and motorcycle race called the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.
Litigation was pursued by the Sierra Club, in 1998-1999, on grounds of environmental damage from the gravel portion of the road. Pursuant to the settlement agreed by the Sierra Club and the City of Colorado Springs, the unpaved portion of the Pikes Peak Highway is slated to become a hard-surface road, despite concerns that such a project would radically change the nature of the annual automobile and motorcycle race. Stated completion date for this paving project is 2010.
Bigger photos? To save server space, the full-sized versions of these images have either not been loaded to the server or have been removed from the server. (Only some pages are loaded with full-sized images and those usually get removed after three months.)
I still have them though. If you want me to email them to you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can email them to you, or, depending on the number of images, just repost the page again will the full-sized images.
1971 photos: From 1966 to 1975, our family lived in Franklin, Michigan while Dad worked for Kelly Services in Detroit.
From 1954 to 1975, the bulk of these pictures were taken by my Dad, Glenn Guthrie At the time, he was using a complicated, but normal for the day, manual Kodak with light meters and such. All of Dad's pictures from this time were slides.
From 1966 (when I started taking pictures) to 1979, I was using a Kodak Instamatic for most of my photos.
From 1966 to 1989, all of my pictures were slides which is what I had grown up on.
From 1966 to 1997, I was taking at most a couple of hundred photos a year.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Family trips this year: I rebelled against family trips -- my bedwetting was causing continual trauma for me -- and the family took my cousin Brian Bell with them to Colorado and Utah for the family trip.
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