Fort Garland hosts Bunker Site presentation

FORT GARLAND — On Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mess Hall at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, Angie Krall, Forest Archaeologist for the Rio Grande National Forest (NF) will give a talk on the archaeological work that has been done on the Bunker Site to identify it as a high potential Old Spanish Trail campsite. 

Angie has a B.A. in anthropology, with a minor in Southwest Studies from the Colorado College (1992) and an M.A. in Applied Archaeology from Northern Arizona University (2000). Most of her 20+ year archaeological career has been spent working as a Forest Service archaeologist on the Rio Grande, Medicine Bow-Routt, Arapaho-Roosevelt, Shoshone, Bighorn, Tahoe, Ashley, Carson and the Santa Fe National Forests. For six years, she ran the Ute Conservation Corps (UCC) and the Tribal Conservation Corps (TCC).  She has also worked as a consultant for Anthropological Research L.L.C. in New Mexico and Arizona conducting traditional cultural properties investigations with the Hopi, Acoma, Laguna, Yavapai and Western Apache Tribes. She is currently a board member of the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust (RiGHT) that helps land owners conserve, land, waters and lifeways in the San Luis Valley.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Garland Museum.  For more information contact Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center at 719-379-3512. 

On Saturday, July 14 Angie Krall will lead a field trip to the Bunker Site. The fee is $25 for members and $30 for non members. The tour is limited to 25 participants. No more than five vehicles will be allowed up to the site and those vehicles must be 4x4. To sign up for the tour or for more information, please call Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center at 719-379-3512.

Caption: Angie Krall, Forest Archaeologist for the Rio Grande National Forest

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