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Counterculture Panel: Political Culture

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The CB Mtn. Heritage Museum
331 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Counterculture Panel: Political Culture @ The CB Mtn. Heritage Museum | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States

Over the winter, the Museum is hosting a series of panels exploring the 1970s and the decisions that were made in this decade that continues to influence the development of this mountain town today.

Crested Butte in the 1970s laid the framework for the community we know today. In this decade, there was an explosion of creativity, a proliferation of new activities and sports, and a political takeover. This was a riotous time, establishing some of our most loved traditions and sense of community character.

Join the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, Wednesday, February 26th, at 7 pm to discuss and explore the political climate of the '70s. In this decade, Crested Butte became a National Historic District, a fire protection district was established, AMAX came to town, and the "old-timers" were kicked off town council. Change was in the air and Crested Butte went full steam ahead.

Learn how the political decisions of the 1970s continue to impact the community today. Panelists include Bill Crank who served as mayor in the 1972 town council takeover; David Leinsdorf who served as County Commissioner in the 1970s; Sam Lumb, deputy marshal at the close of the decade and Bruce Baumgertner of BKR Associates who laid the groundwork for town planning and the future of Crested Butte.

The audience is encouraged to participate by bringing questions for the panelists and stories to share about this influential decade.

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