Bent’s Fort Chapter Annual Meeting

Santa Fe Trail Association LogoThe Bent’s Fort Chapter Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the John K. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Avenue in Las Animas, CO. The general business meeting which will include the announcement of upcoming treks and activities for 2014 will begin at 10:00 AM followed by a delicious catered lunch at 12:00 PM. The cost of the lunch is $10.00 per person.

Following lunch, Chapter member and Santa Fe Trail Association Vice-President, Mike Olsen, will speak on his new e-book, That Broad & Beckoning Highway: The Santa Fe Trail and the Rush for Gold in California and Colorado. Mike will explore how the trail was an important way west for thousands of emigrants “hell-bent-for-leather” as they sought gold in the hills of Colorado and California.

Mike’s e-book can be located on-line at the National Park Service website then clicking on “Olsen Gold Rush Study.”

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