The 17th Annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium: Iron Rails, Wagon Trails, & Snail Mail
** PLEASE MAKE A SEPARATE RESERVATION FOR EACH ATTENDEE **
Saturday, June 6, 2019, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Doors Open at East Library
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
The Santa Fe Trail - Travel Tales
Dr. Mike Olsen - Trail to Rail: The Iron Horse and the Demise of the Old Santa Fe Trail
Heather Jordan - The Road to Suffrage: Susan B. Anthony and the Colorado Women’s Suffrage Referendum of 1877
Leo Oliva - Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail
Nancy Prince - The Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Line in 1900 – One Family’s Covered Wagon Trip
10:45 – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Landscape –Exploration, Imagination, & Limitation
Eric Swab - Three Trails That Ring Cheyenne Mountain, Three Tales of Infidelity, Bribery, and Provocation
Brad Bowers - The Frontier of Enterprise in Pueblo County in the Early Twentieth Century
Dr. Doreen E. Martinez - Historicizing Indigenous Presence: Footprints, Artifacts, and Indigenous Ways of Being and Knowing
Jay Fell - Art, Science, and Exploration: Stephen Long, Edwin James, and the Yellow Stone Expedition of 1820
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Light Complimentary Lunch
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Utopia in the West – Ethics, Morality, & Maladies
Mark James - Edwin James, Pikes Peak, and the American West
Katherine Scott Sturdevant - The Quaker Trail: Moral Infiltration and Disintegration in the Early Pikes Peak Region
Patrick Lee - Oliver Bowman’s Coal Carbonization Plant and a Vision of Utopia
Susan Fletcher - “You Have Died of Dysentery:” Playing Pioneers with The Oregon Trail, Lincoln Logs, and Toy Trains
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception & Special Presentation
Schedule and speakers subject to change.