DENVER — Local author Sandra Wagner will be speaking on January 22 at History Colorado, located at 1200 Broadway, Denver, as part of their Colorful Colorado lecture series. She will be presenting unusual and unknown narratives from her book entitled the Hidden History of the Upper Rio Grande, co-authored with her mother-in-law, the late Carol Ann Wetherill.
Published by Arcadia Press in May 2017, the book contains 18 short-stories about this relatively unknown corner of southern Colorado.
This program will unveil accounts that celebrate the spirit that defined the early pioneers along the old stage route from Del Norte to Silverton. The turbulent waters of the river reflect its equally turbulent history.
Mining booms have come and gone and fisheries and ranches have fluctuated like spring runoff, along with many forgotten encampments that once dotted the old stage route, including forgotten settlements and people who lived dynamic lives in this remote corner of Colorado in the early days of statehood.
For more information, see https://www.historycolorado.org/event/southern-colorados-upper-rio-grande-valley/2018/01/22
Caption: Sandra Wagner and her mother-in-law, the late Carol Ann Wetherill, co-authored Hidden History of the Upper Rio Grande./Courtesy photo