[HistMap-List] Announcing Rocky Mountain Map Society's September lecture: Dr. Craig Jones

Naomi E Heiser Naomi.Heiser at Colorado.EDU
Thu Aug 15 02:54:33 CEST 2019

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The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest.  The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019  -  Dr. Craig H. Jones
"How the Sierra Nevada Made Colorado"


5:30 PM at Denver Public Library

Training Room, 7th floor

Free and open to the public

The Colorado we live in today functions as it does because of events in the Sierra Nevada.  From where and how we recreate to the water that comes out of the tap, decisions and policies arose from the time of the California Gold Rush, and those decisions and policies originated in the peculiarities of the geology of the Sierra. In this talk we will trace, through a variety of maps, the changes to American law and custom that arose in the Sierra and took root in Colorado.

Craig H. Jones is Professor of Geological Sciences and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His main area of study is the origin of mountains, primarily in the western U.S. He has authored a book, The Mountains that Remade America<https://cires.colorado.edu/news/mountains-remade-america-craig-jones>, published by the University of California Press, and he is happy to note that nearly all the illustrations are maps.

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