Encore Presentation of “Beneath the Blue Mesa” at WSC Savage Library on Aug. 28
Aug. 24, 2010 -- The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State College of Colorado will host an encore presentation of “Beneath the Blue Mesa: The Gunnison River Valley before Blue Mesa Reservoir” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.
View of bridges and trestles over the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River at the confluence with the Gunnison River near Sapinero, Colorado (ca. 1925-1940). Photo courtesy of the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection.
Using historical records, photographs and memories from local residents, Dave Primus will describe the fishing resorts, towns and the narrow gauge railroad that now lie below the Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Primus, a WSC graduate, has lived in Gunnison since 1978 and has been interested in Colorado history throughout his life. His family has lived in Colorado since the 1890s. He recently published a book of his grandfather's stories about growing up in Steamboat Springs in the early 1900s.
This program is free and provided in partnership with the Friends of the Gunnison Public Library and the WSC Savage Library. For more information, contact Nancy Gauss at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 943-2278.