[ISHMap-List] FW: Announcing our September RMMS Meeting
lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Mon Aug 15 23:05:57 CEST 2016
The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated
to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic
The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
September 20, 2016 - Lee Whiteley:
"Trails to Interstate: Transportation Systems
Along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains"
5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room
Maps from many sources were essential in locating and documenting the paths
of transportation systems, from horse trails to Interstate.
General Land Office land plats from the early 1860s, the result of the
earliest survey of the public lands, accurately traced the routes of wagon
roads. Highway "strip maps" guided the pioneer automobile traveler along
colorfully named "auto trails.
Lee Whiteley is a fourth-generation Coloradan now living in Centennial. He
graduated from Englewood High School and the University of Denver. He took a
very early retirement from the City and County of Denver, where he was a
computer programmer-analyst. He and wife Jane are authors of five books on
early transportation systems of the West. They are associate producers of
the PBS documentary Paving the Way, the National Park-to-Park Highway.
This program is free and open to the community.
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