Today in History: Holmes Reaches Pikes Peak
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.
Julia Archibald Holmes Reaches Pike’s Peak from America’s Library
“The First Woman on Pike’s Peak” newspaper article
Pike’s Peak historical newspaper coverage
Correspondence and U.S. statutes related to Pike’s Peak area
A bloomer girl on Pike’s Peak, 1858: Julia Archibald Holmes, first white woman to climb Pike’s Peak (public library)