OCCHS has 3 Tuesday presentations this July

       Three presentations and a book-signing are scheduled at the Old Colorado City History Center during its annual Tuesday Nights in July speaker series July 14, 21 and 28.
       Each will start at 7 p.m. at the center, owned and operated by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) at 1 S. 24th St. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
       Here a summary of the presentations:
       July 14 - “Battle at the Pass.” Dr. Ben Benoit, who recently wrote an historical fiction book on the subject, will discuss the battle of Glorieta Pass, Colorado City's 1st Regiment of Colorado Volunteers and the Civil War in Colorado and northern New Mexico in an illustrated program. He will also sign copies of his book by the same name.
       July 21 - “Soiled Doves of the West.” Retired teacher and OCCHS member Phil McDonald will talk about prostitution in the Old West from 1849 to 1920. Also July 21, Barbara Barbaro another OCCHS member, will sign copies of her book about Colorado City police work, titled “Law & Disorder in Colorado City 1859 -1917.”
       July 28 - “White Acres - Past. Present and Future.” A combined program by Don Ellis, Merrilyn Caduff and Bill Koerner will address the city's newest open space, next to Red Rock Canyon Open Space off 26th Street and Gold Camp Road. Ellis will recount the history going back to the Ute Indians. Caduff will add recollections of her experiences when the 50-acre property was owned by her aunt and uncle. Koerner will explain the involvement of the city's Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) funds and private fundraising plans to help the city buy the parcel.

From a press release