Archive for September, 2009

Congrats, Rick!

Rick Turley has won 1st place in the Best Book Award competition from Westerners International for Massacre at Mountain Meadows (co-authored with Ron Walker and Glen Leonard). He’ll get his award at the Western History Association conference in Denver on October 10. (at the Westerners International breakfast)


September 21, 2009 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Fort Douglas Military History Symposium – Oct 17

Put this on your calendar: The annual Military History Symposium sponsored by the Fort Douglas Museum (and our own Bob Voyles). This year it’s focusing on Fort Douglas in the 20th century, with several fascinating topics. Really. Check out the flyer. (You can make it larger by pressing Ctrl + on your keyboard. )


September 21, 2009 at 8:08 am Leave a comment

Welcome, Dan and Roger!

We are pleased to welcome new members Dan Johnson and Roger Tschanz. Want to learn a little more about them? Read on.

Dan D. Johnson was sponsored by Will Bagley. He was born in Minnesota, has a BA in history from UC Santa Barbara, MPA from University of Colorado. He works for Chevron. His area of historical interest is Western history and writers (Stegner, Fisher, Waters, and others). He has written Secrets of a Big Oil Men in the Rocky Mountain West (yet to be published). He was awarded the 2007 Governor John Vanderhoof Award for Outstanding Service to Western Colorado, and he has already served the cause of history in Utah by supporting the Stegner Symposium, several State History conferences, and more.

Roger Kent Tschanz Sr. was sponsored by Kent Tschanz. Currently retired, Roger was born in Idaho and has a BA in history from BYU and a law degree from the University of Utah. He is retired. His areas of historical interest are: Western Americana, immigrant trails, Utah War. He says: “I believe I could add information and perhaps a slightly different point of view from the mainstream.”

We’re glad to have you both!

September 21, 2009 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Ed Fraughton’s sculptures in Omaha – Reception

You may not be able to make the actual trip to Omaha, but you should know that Thursday, September 24, there will be a celebration of the completion of this phase of the “Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness” and “Pioneer Courage” parks, featuring Ed’s sculptures. If you go, you can get a free hot dog. AND see the cool scuptures, of course.

Check out the pictures.

September 21, 2009 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

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