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.