David Primus will present a slide show of the history of the Gunnison River Valley before Blue Mesa Reservoir was completed in 1965. He will discuss fishing resorts, ranches, towns, and the narrow gauge railroad that now lie beneath the reservoir as remembered by local residents. Primus has lived in Gunnison since 1978, graduating from Western State Colorado University in 1981. As a third generation Coloradoan, he has researched the history of the American West throughout his life. He serves on the Gunnison County Historic Preservation Commission and on the board of the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Historical Society.
The lecture series is a private event. If you are interested in attending, please click here to send your RSVP to the Extended Studies office at Western. It is $10 per person to attend each special event.
Because this is a private event, no walk-ins will be accepted at the door. Seating is limited so please RSVP early to reserve your spot.
Doors will open at 6pm with a cash bar available. The lecture beginning at 6:30pm.