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Some 80 years ago, philanthropist Spencer Penrose amassed a fortune in Western gold, silver, and copper mines. After building a zoo and hospital, he decided to erect a monument to himself on a Colorado ridge. No, his friends warned, that would be egocentric. As a result, the glowing 80-foot spire on Cheyenne Mountain is known as the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, making Penrose, whose ashes are buried there, an afterthought.

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