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Stephen Harriman Long
July 14, 1820 Stephen Harriman Long names and makes the first ascent to the top of Pike's Peak (now Colorado)
  Zebulon Pike
  Stephen Harriman Long
May 12, 1837 Stephen Harriman Long is hired by the state of Georgia as chief engineer for the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Stephen Harriman Long

Engineer and explorer who first climbed Pike's Peak (Zebulon Pike actually climbed the wrong mountain), but graciously named the peak after the earlier explorer. He began the work on the Western and Atlantic Railroad in 1837 only to be removed by the Georgia legislature in 1840 for slow work.

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