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  • History in Stone: The Story of Red Rock Canyon

    Ruth Obee will present an hour-long lecture on the History of  Red Rock Canyon drawing on her book History in Stone.  Described as a “biography of place,” the book tells the story of one of the Pike Peak region’s most stunning sites, beginning, chapter by chapter, with the area’s geological origins, its recently discovered dinosaur tracks, marine fossils, its diverse ecology, the archeological evidence of early humans, and its more contemporary history with the arrival of the white man, including the colorful story of the Bock family, who owned the land for 80 years.  It concludes with a detailed description of its final preservation as public open space by a group of brave and dedicated volunteers who pitted their wits against powerful development interests in order to save the land for the benefit of all.

    The event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Pioneers Museum.

    Reservations are required by calling 719.385.5990 or visiting www.cspm.org.
    There is a $5 suggested donation and is free for members of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

    –          Ruth Obee has been a teacher, editor, writer and poet who accompanied her husband, a senior diplomat, to countries abroad, including India, Nepal,Pakistan, Tanzania, and South African where they lived for more than two decades.

    Please Support Friends of Red Rock Canyon!

    When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to any non-profit of your choice. PLEASE choose RED ROCK CANYON FOUNDATION, not Friends of Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. Red Rock Foundation is the official organizational name of Friends of Red Rock Canyon in Colorado Springs.

    Editorial Message from the President of FoRRC

    I am sure many of you saw the photography on the front page of the Gazette on 7/23/14. Just know that not only is it illegal per city ordinance to climb higher that 10 feet on the rocks as the person did to jump into the water, it is also unsafe & dangerous. You do not know what is under the water.

    The person could have easily been killed by jumping into shallow water or on to a rock just under the surface.

    Please DO NOT swim in any of the ponds at Red Rock Canyon as it is illegal to do so.

    Thank you,
    Dave Dombach,
    President, Friends of Red Rock Canyon

Upcoming Events

  • History in Stone: The Story of Red Rock Canyon

    Ruth Obee will present an hour-long lecture on the History of  Red Rock Canyon drawing on her book History in Stone.  Described as a “biography of place,” the book tells the story of one of the Pike Peak region’s most stunning sites, beginning, chapter by chapter, with the area’s geological origins, its recently discovered dinosaur tracks, marine fossils, its diverse ecology, the archeological evidence of early humans, and its more contemporary history with the arrival of the white man, including the colorful story of the Bock family, who owned the land for 80 years.  It concludes with a detailed description of its final preservation as public open space by a group of brave and dedicated volunteers who pitted their wits against powerful development interests in order to save the land for the benefit of all.

    The event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Pioneers Museum.

    Reservations are required by calling 719.385.5990 or visiting www.cspm.org. There is a $5 suggested donation and is free for members of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

    –          Ruth Obee has been a teacher, editor, writer and poet who accompanied her husband, a senior diplomat, to countries abroad, including India, Nepal,Pakistan, Tanzania, and South African where they lived for more than two decades.

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