Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium

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Remarkable Rascals, Despicable Dudes, & Hidden Heroes of the Pikes Peak Region

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

** PLEASE MAKE A SEPARATE RESERVATION FOR EACH ATTENDEE **

8:30 a.m.- Doors open at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

9 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Writers, Readers, Movers & Shakers - Heroes

* Michael L. Olsen - Andy Adams - Cowboy Extraordinaire

* Maria Sanchez Tucker - Andrew McClelland, A Most Interesting Library Patron

* Katherine Sturdevant - Hidden Hero at the Printing Press: Emma F. Langdon and Miners’ Rights

* Susan Fletcher - The Epic Tale of Lt. James W. Downing

Mike Olsen – Questions & Answers

10:45 – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Provocateurs - Rascals & Heroes

* David Rasmussen - John “Prairie Dog” O’Byrne: Showman, Storyteller and Historian

* Deborah Harrison & Bernard A. Schriever II - F.L.M. Smith: The Best Colorado Conman You’ve Never Heard Of

* Erinn Barnes - Between Two Worlds: Buckskin Charley, Sherman Coolidge and the Struggle for a New American Indian Identity

* Leah Davis Witherow - A Search for Identity: The Life and Work of Civil Rights Activist Charles Banks

Mike Olsen – Questions & Answers

12:30 - 1:15 - Complimentary Light Lunch

1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
The Long Arm of the Law - Despicables & Heroes

* Mariah Hudson – A Real Rat on America’s Mountain – Rattlesnake James and the Murder of Winona Wallace

* Dwight Haverkorn – The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang – Killers in Colorado Springs

* Doris McCraw - Who was Joe Ward? The Tale of the Man at the Center of Colorado Springs’ First Sensational Murder Trial

* John Anderson – Rankin Scott Kelly and Robert Finley, Businessmen, County Officials and Hidden Heroes

Mike Olsen – Questions & Answers

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
* Reception & Oh! Oh! I Know That

Schedule and speakers subject to change.