People and Places Colorado History Series: Historic Railroads of Colorado

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Erie Community Library - Erie
Erie Event Space West

Event Details

Colorado has a fascinating railroad history. In the late 1800s, the combination of competition for the transcontinental railroad, the vast gold and silver mining industry and large amounts of money in the hands of a few men, led to just under one hundred railroads being built. Today several of these historic lines are still available for rides, as well as remnants of other lines and railroad museums. This program will take you around the state to see many of those lines, artifacts and museums while getting a flavor of the historic past. Whether you are a dedicated rail aficionado or just have an interest in Colorado transportation history, this program will be sure to interest you, and perhaps give you that boost to explore these vintage pieces of our past. 

Presented by: Bob Dean, Views of Nature Photography. Bob Dean is a professional nature and travel photographer, who has been exploring and photographing the outdoors for more than 50 years. He and his wife Nadine "focus" on nature, wildlife, and travel photography with a history flair. Bob holds workshops in the field, teaches, and lectures at many Colorado venues including the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Highlands Ranch Community Association, Arapahoe Library District, Douglas County Library District, High Plains Library District, Gardens at Spring Creek in Fort Collins, and numerous local camera clubs.

Event Type(s): History and Genealogy, Community Event
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Bob Dean, Views of Nature Photography,, (303) 807-7678
Lisa V
(888) 861-7323

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