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    Name: How the 1859 Gold Rush Put Colorado on the Map
    Date: February 10, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MST
    1859 Gold Rush in CO
    Event Description:
    Presented by Wes Brown, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society.

    In the spring of 1858, Colorado's Front Range area was uncharted and inhabited only by natives. But by the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range, north of Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. This presentation will teach you about Colorado’s gold rush and how this important chapter of history influenced Colorado maps of today.

    Come early to check out our free exhibit, which opens at 11am!  Held at the Little White Schoolhouse Museum, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer, CO 80433
    Tickets are $8/$10 (m/n)
    https://www.coniferhistoricalsociety.org/tickets/
     
    Location:
    Held at the Little White Schoolhouse Museum, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer, CO 80433 
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, February 10 at 1pm
    Contact Information:
    Suzi Morris
    Fees/Admission:
    Tickets are $8/$10 (Mem/Non)
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