How the Railroads Built Colorado
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Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program from 6 -7:30 p.m.
Edwards Interfaith Chapel | Edwards
150 years ago, Colorado was awash with riches but with no way to move them, or people, through the area. The frenzy of railroad construction changed the face of our state, with Eagle County playing a significant part of the story. During this panoramic presentation, join the nation’s foremost railroad writer Fred Frailey to learn why that railroad, which was soon extended to the Colorado River and then into Utah Territory and Salt Lake City, sits idle today, not used by a train for the past 21 years. Why is it rusting away? And do railroads even matter in Colorado today? Put on your boots, bring your Stetsons and prepare to learn about the real Wild West.