Cheyenne Mountain, c.9,565 ft (2,915 m), in the Front Range of the Rocky Mts., El Paso co., central Colo., SW of Colorado Springs. Halfway up the mountain, in North Cheyenne Park, is the Shrine of the Sun Memorial, erected in memory of Will Rogers. It consists of a 100-ft (30-m) tower, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes; there is bust of Rogers by Jo Davidson. The headquarters of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and other defense facilities are located deep inside the mountain.
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