Four Corners Lecture Series Program August 6, 2014
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
On Wednesday, August 6, at 7:00 pm, at the Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park will host another program in the annual Four Corners Lecture Series. The series features presentations about the archeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of this spectacular area. All programs are free and open to the public.
Arizona's Route 66 crosses the New Mexico state line near Lupton and traverses over 400 miles in Arizona before entering California through Topock. But it is the area between Lupton and Topock that is such a fine sight to see! Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater, Painted Desert, and the Grand Canyon are just a few of the biggies accessed off the Mother Road. But, there's more: Wigwam Village, train depots, a Harvey House, Navajo Trading Post, Twin Arrows, Valentine Diners, flagstone sidewalks, wild burros, and an airport named after Charles Lindberg. Each and every one a nostalgic treasure! And don't forget Winona…
Vivia Hammontree Strang is no stranger to Arizona. She has spent a lifetime studying and living its history. She currently serves as the National Register Coordinator in the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office. She will reflect on Arizona Route 66 road trips, the people, building, and landscapes that make this highway an American icon and maybe reveal some new sights along the "Road less Traveled."
The Four Corners Lecture Series is sponsored by Anasazi Heritage Center; Aramark Parks and Destinations; Bureau of Land Management; Cortez Cultural Center; Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum; Fort Lewis College Office of the President, Dept. of Anthropology and Center of Southwest Studies; Hisatsinom Chapter Colorado Archaeological Society; KSJD Dryland Community Radio; Mesa Verde Foundation; Mesa Verde Museum Association; and Mesa Verde National Park.
For a list of other programs in the series, go to www.mesaverde.org/four-corners-lecture-series.
Did You Know?
Park Point, the highest elevation in the park (8427 ft/2569 m), has a 360 degree panoramic view that is considered one of the grandest in the country.