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10 Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike

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Find out Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike if you want to know the famous explorer and brigadier general from United States. El Capitan was renamed into Pikes Peak in Colorado to honor Pike. He was born on 5th January 1779 and died on 27th April 1813. His full name was Zebulon Montgomery Pike. Pike conducted two major expeditions. In 1805-1806, he had the expedition to the upper part of Mississippi River. Let us check other interesting facts about Zebulon Pike below:

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 1: the coincidence

The coincidence occurred when Pike conducted the expeditions since the Thomas Freeman and Peter Custis expedition occured in 1806. The Lewis and Clark Expedition took place in 1804 until 1806.

interesting facts about zebulon pike

interesting facts about zebulon pike

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 2: the second expedition

The Spanish captured Pike when he conducted the second expedition into the southern Colorado. At that time, Pike was in Rocky Mountains. The Spanish interrogated Pike and his men by sending them to Chihuahua.

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 3: release

The Spanish released Pike and his men to the close area of the American land in 1807.

pikes peak

pikes peak

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 4: an author

Do you know the Pike was also a writer? His expedition was written in an account that he published in 1810. The book was translated in various languages like Dutch, German and French due to its popularity.

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 5: death

Pike took part in the Battle of York and he died during the battle. Before he was in the battle, Pike earned brigadier general rank.

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 6: the birthplace

The birthplace of Pike was located near Lamberton. He was born on 5 January 1779 during the Revolutionary War. Today the region is called Lamington.

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 7: the early life

Pike was raised by the family in Ohio and Illinois. He followed the footstep his father to become a military man.

fort snelling and pike island

fort snelling and pike island

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 8: the expedition to Mississippi River

The Governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory gave Pike an order to find the source of Mississippi River in 1805.

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 9: a compulsory reading

It was compulsory for the 19th century explorers to read the whole account written by Pike.

fort pike

fort pike

Interesting Facts about Zebulon Pike 10: the military accomplishment

The military accomplishments of Pike were celebrated by the people until today. There are many ships, counties, dams, lakes, islands, parks and towns named after Pike.

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