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2013-10-31 23:39:07

NEH Workshop Explores Pueblo Indian History at Mesa Verde National Park Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. Entitled “Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest,” the workshop explores significant subjects in American anthropology such as the importance...

2008-09-02 09:00:20

PROVO -- Wasatch Mental Health has announced its third annual 5/ 10K run and 1-mile walk, Race for Recovery, presented by Craig McAllister, a disability lawyer. Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. in Provo Canyon at Canyon View Park. Participants can preregister at race4recovery.com. Early registration is $15 for adults and $10 for youths 14 and under. Registration will also take place at 7:30 a.m. that day ($30 for 5K and $35 for 10K). Awards will be given to the top finishers in each division. Breakfast...

2008-06-20 09:00:31

By Jens Dana Deseret News PROVO -- The Provo City Council authorized Mayor Lewis Billings on Tuesday to enter into a contract to outfit the municipal airport with a radar system by 2010. The memorandum of agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and Provo allows the two entities to begin planning, construction, installation and commission of an Air Traffic Control Beacon Interrogator Model 6 secondary surveillance radar system at the Provo Municipal Airport. Billings said the...

2008-06-15 09:00:11

Imagine - environmentalists and water users, as well as state and federal governments, actually agreeing on a compromise over the water flowing through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If accepted by a state water court judge, the 30-year squabble will end in an agreement that allows annual peak flows and shoulder flows - tied to natural runoff - plus a year-round base flow of 300 cubic feet per second. It's a good accord - too bad it took so much litigation to get the parties...

Latest Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Reference Libraries

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2013-04-17 23:31:23

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in the western portion of Colorado in the United States. The park holds 30,750 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, including the Ute people. The first recorded American presence in the area occurred in 1881, when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad encountered the area, taking nearly two years to build a line through the canyon. This railroad moved from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City and was a main line...

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