Originally Posted by Heath
they are not actually typos. The capitalization is stylistic, there is intentionally no capitals in that subtext.
The apostrophe was actually debated internally quite a bit as it is even inconsistent across multiple government websites. We could not determine which format is technically correct.
OK, Heath, I'll give you the stylization on the A
and I was going to say this...
Not to be too pedantic, since I don't claim to use perfect grammar myself, but the rule is that apostrophes are never used in the names of geographic places. This was decided in the late 1800s when the government established the US Board on Geographic Names to establish some standards to naming places.
Originally the peak was called "Pike's Peak", but the board's decision caused the official name to become "Pikes Peak". In addition, in 1978 the Colorado state legislature passed a law mandating the use of "Pikes Peak" only. Not sure which websites you looked at, but both the official Pikes Peak website and the government's National Park Services website show this spelling consistently.
...but artscallion has already done a fabulous job of it.
A bit of Pikes Peak trivia...did you all know that Zebulon Pike never actually climbed Pikes Peak?