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    Rocky Mountain

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Saturday Evening Programs at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: September 13, 2007
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Saturday, September 22, 7:00 p.m.  - A Rock’s Life: Story of the Alpine Tundra
Join ranger Ann Magle for her program on the value of rocks. During this illustrated program we discover a rock and learn how its’ seemingly boring life can be a catalyst for birth, death, growth and change, and is a place that many others call home. Let’s hear it for the under appreciated rocks in the park!

Saturday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.  -  If You Build It, They Will Come
Join ranger Marilyn Irwin for her program on Trail Ridge Road. Learn all about the highest continuous paved highway in the nation, commemorating its’ 75th birthday this year! In this illustrated presentation, celebrate the history and grandeur of this road, which has excited visitors for generations.

Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.  -   The Civil War In Indian Country
The American Civil War was the costliest in terms of casualties in the history of United States. Most of the casualties were suffered by Union and Confederacy forces. It is frequently forgotten, however, that equally costly conflicts (in terms of casualties as a percentage of total population) took place in the Indian country of the trans-Mississippi west. Robert Munkres, a retired political science professor and one-time park service seasonal historian at Fort Laramie National Historic Site, will describe these conflicts and assess their impacts on the tribes involved.

All evening programs are on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. They are free and open to the public. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.