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An Afternoon with Kit Carson

Event Type: Branch Program
Age Group(s): Adult, All Ages
Date: 1/26/2013
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
 Come explore “Kit Carson’s Colorado Connections: Bent’s Old Fort to Daniels Park” with local historical programmer Jerry Persall.
Library: Philip S. Miller - Castle Rock    Map to Philip S. Miller Library
Location: CR Bank Room East/West
Other Information:
 Reservations recommended. Legendary frontiersman Kit Carson spent a number of years in Colorado as the west was being won. He rode with the 1843 John Fremont expedition alongside our local East Plum Creek when Fremont observed and named the peculiar geological erosional remnant “Pancake Rock”. The name did not stick. It would not be renamed Castle Rock until 1858. And he stopped in what would become Daniels Park in 1868 to supposedly build his last campfire before continuing down in a buggy to La Junta where he died a month later at age 59.
Contact: Shaun Boyd
Contact Number: 303-791-7323
Presenter: Jerry Persall
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend.