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Virtual Series: The Thrilling History of The Gunnison Country by Duane Vandenbusche

November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2022

Join Duane Vandenbusche for 8 episodes via Zoom on the thrilling history of Gunnison & Crested Butte.  Topics include mining, narrow gauge railroads, water, ranching, colorful characters, skiing, and major events that made the Gunnison Country the place to be throughout the course of history – with photos.  The episodes will cover the following subjects, in no particular order:

  • Denver & Rio Grande & Denver South Park Pacific Railroads
  • Gunnison – Ranching, Smelters, and Railroads
  • Ranching in the Gunnison Country
  • Crested Butte and Coal
  • Skiing History in the Gunnison Country
  • Gold and Silver Camps
  • Utes, Spain, Fur Trade, Placer Miners, Great Surveys, Early Entrants
  • Mountain Academia, Western State College, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Zoom episodes begin on Tuesday, November 1st and will be every Tuesday evening from 7pm-7:50pm until December 20th.  This is a free series, however we encourage making a donation in order to keep these programs accessible to everyone.

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All episodes will be available online the week following the live webinar episode.

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November 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


331 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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