Searching for Zeb
One man’s mission to rediscover the 1806 Zebulon Pike Southwest Expedition
The story of Harv Hisgen is about a decades long ambition to create a historic route that retraces the original route of the controversial expedition into the Southwest. Through interpretive signs, historical sites and exhaustive research, Hisgen is crossing state, and national borders to see his project through and establish a route for generations to follow while learning the past.
Shortly after the story was published Jim Bull, who owned an 1810 copy of Pike’s journal, donated the manuscript to the San Luis Valley Museum and the people of Colorado. While visiting Salida he picked up a copy of Discover Mag and where he learned about latest efforts to preserve Pike’s history.
“Searching for Zebulon” can be read here in its entirety.