January 18, 2023

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 … [Read more...]

Today in History: San Francisco, California

Today in History–August 5–the Library of Congress features San Francisco, California. On August 5, 1775, the Spanish ship San Carlos, commanded by Juan Manuel de Ayala, entered what would later be called San Francisco Bay. Learn more about this golden city by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source treasures. San Francisco maps San Francisco images Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, … [Read more...]