Tuesday, December 25, 2018


The men who were stationed at the signal station on Pikes Peak, at 14,115 feet, sent the following telegraphed message on Christmas Eve, 1873, in the first year of operation:

"A Merry Christmas to everybody"

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Pikes Peak History, Pikes Peak Signal Station #1

I can do no less! 

"Wishing Everyone a Holiday to Remember"

Photo (C) by the author

And for those who can't be home, much like the wanderers and travelers in the Old West, I leave you the link to this video:

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Doris Gardner-McCraw -
Author, Speaker, Historian-specializing in
Colorado and Women's History
also writes as:
Angela Raines - author: Where Love & History Meet
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  1. I really enjoyed your Christmas video. Brought tears to my tired eyes. Thank you!

    1. You are welcome. It is one of my all-time favorites. Doris

  2. Doris, A week late, but my heart is in the right place when I say I hope your Christmas was happy, serene, and hopeful. Cheers!

    1. Kaye, it was pleasantly quite and dinner with friends. Of courese that was perfect for I worked the week between Christmas and New Years. (I enjoy working then, for I don't have to deal with the rest of the staff- not that I don't like them, I just enjoy the semi-alone time. *Smile*)

      I hope you had a great day and wishing you an even better 2019. Doris

  3. Renaissance Woman, do you do guest blogging? I publish a blog called Western Magazine Digest (www.WesternMagazineDigest.com) and am looking for guest authors. I already carry your blog in my blog roll. --Al Colombo

    1. Yes, sometimes I do as time allows. Doris

    2. I'm the publisher of Western Magazine Digest (www.WesternMagazineDigest.com). Please review our publication and if you are interested, I'd be interested in featuring one of your own exclusive stories. We'll promote your blog here as well by doing so. You can reply to my email at wmd@usa.com, and thank you for considering it.