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Colorado Archeological Society Annual Meeting, Sept. 21-23 (more)
Next meeting: August 21st, 7:00 PM
Program: The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang: Killers in Colorado Springs
Presented by Dwight Haverkorn, Retired Investigator for the City Attorney’s Office and Historian
Known as one of the most vicious criminal gangs west of the Mississippi, the notorious Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang robbed banks and trains, stole copper wire and cars, and engaged in shootouts with police. In fact, the gang killed nine law enforcement officers between 1913 and 1918. In September 1918 – on Friday the 13th – Colorado Springs Chief of Detectives John William Rowan was killed in a downtown shootout with three of the gangsters, an event that preceded the end of the gang’s brutal reign of terror. Join us to learn more about this notorious event in the early history of Colorado Springs. (More)
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Fire Station #19
2490 Research Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (map)
Time: 7:00 PM
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Time: 5:30 PM
7344 North Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs (map)
Vogle Canyon – A Renewed Face, A Renewed Spirit
Vogel Canyon is a distilled record of the human past on the High Plains in southeastern Colorado. This video celebrates the successful partnerships which have preserved this important record of the human past. Produced in partnership by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society and the U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland this 21 minute video summarizes an important conservation project south of La Junta, Colorado. The program includes video of graffiti removal, trail construction, and contains a strong anti-vandalism message.
Funded through a grant from the State Historical Fund in Denver.
Preserving Cultural Heritage
This presentation was created by Brandon Ott. As an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, it was his Eagle Scout Project. Brandon spent over a 1,000 hours visiting sites, museums, and researching archaeology preservation. Tom Sholes (Pikes Peak Chapter) provided guidance and Dave Sproul (Pikes Peak Chapter) provided the music track. The video may be view full screen by clicking on the icon next to “vimeo” at the lower right corner of the video after starting the video.