october, 2018

18oct7:00 pm8:00 pmBeneath Blue Mesa: The Gunnison River Valley Before Blue Mesa Reservoir

Event Details

David Primus will present a slide show of the history of the Gunnison River Valley before Blue Mesa Reservoir was completed in 1965. He will discuss fishing resorts, ranches, towns, and the narrow gauge railroad that now lie beneath the reservoir as remembered by local residents.

Primus has lived in Gunnison since 1978, graduating from Western State Colorado University in 1981. As a third generation Coloradoan, he has researched the history of the American West throughout his life. He serves on the Gunnison County Historic Preservation Commission, writes regular historical articles for the local paper, and has helped develop a historical mapping project with Gunnison County.



(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST


Gunnison Library

1 Quartz Street, Gunnison, CO 81230


Gunnison Library970-641-3485