(“Larry Hightower” by Stewarts Commercial Photographers, March 15, 1950. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 013-10769.)

Larry Hightower pushing wheel barrow up Pikes Peak. First turn above timberline. This photo went out over UPI wires.

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2 Responses to PPLD Historic Image of the Day, 9/30/11: Larry Hightower

  1. Hello Noel Black,

    Thank you for finding this photograph and showing it to the world. Larry Hightower is my great grandfather I have been researching for 3 years. I actually tracked down this exact wheelbarrow and have it in my possesion. On the wheelbarrow it says Palace Cafe 4th July 1946.

    Holly Hubbard


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