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The Weather Station


Last updated 6/10/2020 at 1:02pm

Recently I was on the top of Pikes Peak as they laid the new cog railway’s first rails. The site is just by the last remaining part of the original Summit House. The first weather station in this area was on the top of Pikes Peak. It was a stone building that housed up to five men. When it was no longer used, it became the railway’s depot. The railway reached the summit a couple of years after the weather station closed. I have done several stories about this station, but maybe you would like a bit of a reminder.

In the 1870s, the Weather Department was part of the U.S. Army Signal Corp...

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