Eagle County celebrates 140 years with a historical photo exhibit and speaker series

Eagle County celebrates 140 years with a historical photo exhibit and speaker series

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Claire Noble

Public Relations Manager



August 30, 2023 - Eagle County turns 140 in 2023, and residents are invited to join in the celebration. Eagle County was created by the state assembly on February 11, 1883, and named for the Eagle River. The county is celebrating with a "Then and Now" photo exhibit, a historical speaker series, and many more exciting events. 

The 140th Anniversary celebration speaker series continues on Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in the auditorium, featuring historian Randi Sameulson-Brown.

Acclaimed author Randi Samuelson-Brown will unveil sordid truths from yesteryear surrounding the flesh trade, the women and their sordid companions, bad whiskey recipes, and the underbelly of vice that made the West Wild. Colorado was not for the faint of heart in the 1800s–and neither will be this talk. But the women were enterprising, and there was plenty of money to be made. It was not called "Mining the Miners" for nothing.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Colorado Mountain College auditorium

This event is free, all are welcome

In addition to the historical presentation on September 6, the 140th Anniversary “Then and Now” photo exhibit will be on display at the Gypsum Public Library throughout the month of September. Twenty photos of Eagle County communities were selected from the county’s digital archive ranging from the 1800s to the 1970s. Each old photo is paired with a recent photo of either the same location or similar activity. Visit the exhibit and see for yourself what changed, and what did not. 

For more information please contact Public Relations Manager Claire Noble at claire.noble@eaglecounty.us

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