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Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium

Event Type: History Library Programs
Date: 6/7/2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region

8:30 a.m. Doors open at East Library

9 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Tim Blevins
Paula Miller
Mike Olsen

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Businessmen Bigwigs & Benefactors
* David D. Finley - "Edmond van Diest: A Great Man for Colorado, Colorado Springs, & Colorado College"
* Richard A. Sauers - "The Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company: A Brief History"
* Joyce B. Lohse - "The Penrose Legacy: Ventures, Vogue, & Vagary"
* Eric Swab - "Fred Wade Barr: Benevolent Trail Builder or Tourist Entrepreneur?"
* Mike Olsen - Questions & Discussion

10:45 - 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Unexpected Bigwigs & Benefactors
* William G. Thomas - "Howbert, Waite, & the Ladies: The Colorado Gubernatorial Election of 1894"
* Erinn M. Barnes - "Unwitting Benefactors: American Indians & Tourism in the Pikes Peak Region"
* William J. Schultz - "Freedom for Whom? Robert LeFevre, the Freedom School, & the Birth of Modern Libertarianism"
* Katie Rudolph - "Mafia on the Front Range"
* Mike Olsen - Questions & Discussion

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Complimentary Light Lunch

1:15 - 3 p.m.
The Chief Bigwig & Benefactor - William Jackson Palmer
* Lucy Bell - "'This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let it Shine': Pioneers for Racial Justice in Colorado Springs"
* Leah Davis Witherow - "A Study of Influences: The Close Friends & Business Associates of William Jackson Palmer"
* Katherine Scott Sturdevant - "The Ethical Industrialist: William Jackson Palmer & the Gilded Age"
* Susan Fletcher - "The Palmer Girls & Their Impact on Colorado Springs"
* Mike Olsen - Questions & Discussion

3 - 4 p.m. Reception and Chautauqua performance “An afternoon with Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Julie Penrose” portrayed by Mike Stevens and Star Edgington of Red Herring Productions

(Program subject to change)


Library: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd.
Location: East Community/Conference Rooms I & II
Registration Ends: 6/5/2014 at 11:30 AM
Contact: Special Collections
Contact Number: 719-531-6333 x2253
Presenter: Special Collections
Link: Read more about the presentations and speakers
Status: Waiting List


We're sorry. The registration deadline was 6/5/2014 at 11:30 AM.