All Aboard for Trains, Legends and Authors in Leadville
All Aboard for learning more about Colorado history and the railroads! Here are a couple of upcoming events that are perfect for those who love Colorado History and the mode of transportation that brought thousands of those people and goods to the state: the railroad!
Tonight, the Friends of the Lake County Public Library will host the presentation “Silver Rails: The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado.” Join author Christopher James as he shares the history of the railroads’ quest to reach Leadville, including their construction, operation, successes and failures.
According to Amazon.com/Silver Rails:
Here’s the story of three railroads: the Denver & Rio Grande, the Colorado Midland and the Denver South Park & Pacific, as they battled mountains, weather, finances and each other to access the wealth that was pouring from the mines in Leadville, Colorado. In the late 19th century, railroads and mining were the linchpins of Colorado’s economy. Nowhere was this more evident than around the booming town of Leadville.
The program is tonight, August 26 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Amax Room of the library which is located at 1115 Harrison Ave. The program is free and open to the public.
History Is Alive with The Legendary Ladies On Board!
This Saturday, August 29, the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad will present a special train ride with the Legendary Ladies. Come join them Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad.
Mingle with the ladies, join in on the fun, and enjoy the surrounding beauty of Leadville above 10,000 ft. The Legendary Ladies come to Leadville to perform the history of women who contributed to the West, through their performances you can learn more about the women of the West from Amelia Earhart to Augusta Tabor and many more!
Please call Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad at: 1-866-386-3936 or Book your seat on-line for August29th, for a historical, scenic and just plain fun trip. For reservations and more information call the depot at 866-386-3936 or log on at www.leadville-train.com.