24 Feb 2015

On Monday, March 9th, The Great Delta Gateway from Juan Rivera in 1765 to the Modern Search for Robidoux’s Post

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The Interpretive Association of Western Colorado (IAWC) announces their Winter Lecture Series  @ Bill Heddles Recreation Center located at 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, CO. 6:30 -7:30 PM.   The lectures are Free to the Public.  The IAWC is please to present the following lecture,

On Monday, March 9th, The Great Delta Gateway from Juan Rivera in 1765 to the Modern Search for Robidoux’s Post presented by Steven G. Baker with Centuries Research, Inc.    One of the great historic travel gateways of the American West, and particularly Colorado, existed on the Gunnison River in the near vicinity of Delta.  Although the Delta area has long been recognized as an important nineteenth-century travel gateway on the North Branch of the Spanish Trail and the Salt Lake Wagon Road, the story of this gateway commenced in the depths of prehistory and factored heavily into the earliest useful descriptions of Colorado.  In this heavily illustrated lecture, local archaeologist and historian, Steven Baker, will describe the Navajo-Uncompahgre Trail, chronicle the travels of Juan Rivera and others into the Delta area, and discuss his ongoing- though now seemingly successful- search for the elusive trading post of Antoine Robidoux   Much of this information has never before been revealed to the general public and corrects some deeply held though erroneous, beliefs. Steven G. Baker (b. 1945) has served as founder, president, and principal investigator of Centuries Research, Inc. of  Montrose, Colorado since 1977 and is the director of the local Uncompahgre Valley Ute Project

For more information please contact Chris Miller 970-640-7076 or go to www.interpcolorado.org