“Spencer Penrose & Col. Roscoe Turner”, June 1936, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-4901.

Spencer Penrose and man identified on back as Col. Roscoe Turner at Cheyenne Mountain Lodge with view of Pikes Peak behind. “Pikes Peak in the distance” printed on right side of print. Caption on back reads “June 20 1936 Spencer Penrose and Col. Roscoe Turner, famous distance aviator, on top of Cheyenne Mountain Lodge.”

This photo was taken just 3 years prior to the death of Spencer Penrose alongside his friend and 3-time winner of the Thompson Trophy, Col. Roscoe Turner, barnstormer and early aeroplane racer.


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