Ascending peak of bicentennial

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Uncovering the life of Zebulon Pike and similar dates that he shares with George Washington in February has led to further discoveries. This year is the celebration of the Pike Bicentennial, which is being promoted by The Santa Fe Trail Association. It’s also inspired a new edition of the […]

Pike chronicles advertised Southwest

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, my calendar says that Feb. 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday, 1732. Skip to Feb. 26, and my calendar says: “1807: Zebulon Pike’s party was captured by Spanish soldiers from Santa Fe.” Who was Zebulon Pike? His father was an officer in George Washington’s army and who, after the […]