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A to Z Colorado’s Nearly Forgotten History  1776 – 1876

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is an in-person event at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch.   The event opens at 6:30 pm, for networking, cookies, and book purchase.  $3 suggested donation for non-HRHS members.  Registration Required

 

John Anderson’s presentation is about his storybook on Colorado history.  26 short stories, each a chapter, one for each letter of the alphabet. Within each chapter are interrelated historical vignettes of real people, places and events which served as building blocks providing the foundation upon which the State of Colorado was built. The common threads that run through these are people, places and events that happened within a 100 year period, in what is today Colorado, and are at risk of being forgotten.

 1776-1876, was one of unprecedented change worldwide. Change was the catalyst which fueled the birth of a nation, the United States of America in 1776. This book culminates in 1876 with the addition of a new state being added to that union – Colorado. Before Colorado had earned the right to become the 38th State of the United States, it was first forged in the calloused hands of indigenous, Spanish, French, Mexican and American people who lived during this century of conflict.

John Wesley Anderson, MBA, is an author, storyteller and TEDx speaker. He enjoyed a 30-year law enforcement career, retiring as a sergeant after 22 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department, followed by 8 years serving as the elected county sheriff for El Paso County, Colorado. After being term-limited as Sheriff, John retired from public safety and worked in homeland security for 10 years in the corporate world. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2012 to launch a small consulting business allowing him the freedom to pursue his love of history, writing and the arts. Although John has traveled around the world, including several adventures on a catamaran sailing the Caribbean, three corporate security assignments into a combat zone on the Horn of Africa and landed on an aircraft carrier at sea in the Pacific Ocean, he remains most fascinated by the rich history and art discovered in his own backyard in the American Southwest.

John leads the Ute Tree Tours so many of our members continue to enjoy.

This book, A to Z Colorado’s Nearly Forgotten History 1776 1876, will be available.  There will also be an assortment of John’s previous books.   Early purchases/book signings will be at 6:30 and following the program. 

Payment by cash or check.

This is an in-person event at Southridge Recreation Center, 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch.   The event opens at 6:30 pm, for networking, cookies, and book purchase.  $3 suggested donation for non-HRHS members.  Registration Required

 

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April 18
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 United States
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