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Theodore Roosevelt in the American West (9/29/21)- Dr. Andrew Gulliford speaks about President Theodore Roosevelt, and in particular Roosevelt’s connections with Southwest Colorado and his establishment of the San Juan National Forest. Dr. Gulliford is a writer, historian, and recipient of the 2019 Colorado Book Award with deep ties to the American West who also teaches at Fort Lewis College.
Following In Ancient Footsteps – An Ancestral Puebloan Tour of the Four Corners (9/21/21) This presentation highlights the major Ancestral Puebloan archaeological areas in the Four Corners area such as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Aztec, and Canyon of the Ancients. About the presenter: Denise Galley is a long time resident of Bayfield and currently works as an Interpretive Archeologist for a local outdoor adventure company. With six seasons as a private tour guide in Mesa Verde and Canyon of the Ancients, along with eight seasons working in National Parks such as Chaco Canyon and Grand Canyon, Denise enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloans with the general public.
- Wilderness and America: (4/22/21) With Andrew Gulliford, Ph.D., Professor of History, Fort Lewis College. Wilderness in America has been an idea, an ideal, and finally it became a law in 1964 with Congressional passage of the Wilderness Act which preserves millions of acres of land in its primitive state. Dr. Gulliford will review our history of wilderness, and how Colonial settlers feared it, and how advocates like Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Theodore Roosevelt, enthusiastically supported it. He will tell a few tales from the Weminuche Wilderness, which is out our back door, and he will show slides of a wilderness workshop held in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.