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DR. EDWIN JAMES

Edwin James In Mid-July Of 1820 Edwin James (1797-1861) And Other Members Of The Stephen H. Long Scientific-Exploring Expedition Reached The Arkansas River In This Area. Trained As A Botanist And A Physician, James Had Earlier Participated In The First Successful Ascent Of Pike's Peak-A Feat Which Led Long To Label The Mountain "James Peak" On The Expedition's Official Maps. The Young Doctor Also Discovered The Skyblue And White Columbine (Aquilegia Coerulea) That Is Today Colorado's State Flower. From The Pueblo Area James And His Companions Explored Westward To The Canon City Area; Shortly Thereafter The Expedition Divided Into Two Parties For The Return Trip East The Report Of The Expedition, Compiled By James, Was Published In 1822-23. Containing Much Scientific Information, It Added Greatly To The Knowledge Of Present-Day Colorado.

From I-25 at Pueblo, take US-50 (exit 101) west for nine miles to McCulloch Boulevard at Pueblo West, thence left (south) on McCulloch Boulevard for 5.75 miles to Avenido Doloro. The monument is in the southwest corner of this intersection. Colorado

 

 

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