Today in History–August 5–the Library of Congress features Julia Archibald Holmes, who summited Pikes Peak on this date in 1858. She did so wearing her “American costume” of a hat, moccasins, short dress, and bloomers, the latter leading to the moniker bloomer girl. Learn more about this adventurous lady and the famous Colorado mountain peak by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.
“The First Woman on Pike’s Peak” newspaper article
Pike’s Peak image set from American Memory
More Pike’s Peak images