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The Anza Legacy and Manitou Springs

Event Type: Adult Library Programs
Age Group(s): All
Date: 5/5/2018
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
Description:
 Local author & historian, John Anderson will give a slide presentation, Discovering the Anza Legacy. Based on de Anza’s campaign against the Comanche Warchief Cuerno Verde (Green Horn). While the legacy of Juan Bautista de Anza has been fairly well established throughout much of the American Southwest, his influence during the 18th Century remains relatively unknown across today’s Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Recognizing the threat of the Comanche, known as the Lord of the Plains, Governor de Anza led a mounted force of 600 Spanish, 200 Ute and 50 Jicarilla Apache, around Sierra del Almagre (Pikes Peak) attacking the Comanche main camp on August 31, 1779 (at present-day I-25 & Highway 24 in Colorado Springs). A battle was fought outside Manitou Springs.
Everyone is welcome! Refreshments served.
Library: Manitou Springs Library    http://www.ppld.org/manitou-springs-library
Location: Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave
Contact: Susan
Contact Number: 685-5206
Presenter: John Anderson