Ever wonder how history guides water management today?
Join Colorado State University’s Public Lands History Center and the Water Resources Archives at CSU Libraries for Coping with Extremes: the 1st Annual Western Water History Symposium on Friday, March 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at Colorado State University’s Morgan Library Event Hall. The event is FREE and open to the public.
This year’s water symposium features four prominent historians of the US West: Patty Limerick, Louis Warren, Jay Taylor, and Donald C. Jackson.
Patty Limerick is a Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Director the Center for the American West. Her published works include the Legacy of Conquest and A Ditch in Time. She will be speaking on a Ditch in Time. Louis Warren is a Professor of History and the University of California Davis. His speech is titled “Ghost Dance in the Gilded Age: Messianic Politics and the Crisis of the Arid West.” Warren’s published works include Buffalo Bill’s America and The Hunter’s Game. Jay Taylor is a Professor of History and Geography at Simon Fraser University, and he will be speaking on Conservation, the West, and States’ Rights During the Progressive Era. Taylor’s published works include Pilgrims of the Vertical and Making Salmon. Donald C. Jackson is a Professor of History at Lafayette College. His published works include Building the Ultimate Dam and Big Dams of the New Deal Era. His speech is titled “The Politics of Safety: The St. Francis Dam Disaster and the Boulder Canyon Project Act.”
Coping with Extremes: the 1st Annual Western Water History Symposium is co-sponsored by Colorado State’s Public Lands History Center and the Water Resources Archive at CSU Libraries. It kicks off Water Tables, the Water Resources Archive’s annual fundraiser.