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History Career Day

“What are you going to do with that?” is a question many parents and relatives ask potential history majors. In recent years, the assumption that a degree in history results in underemployment or low- paid work has led to a drastic decline in the number of bachelor degrees awarded in history. Another common assumption among […]

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PLHC Intern Gentrice Petrie on Her Experience

Gentrice summarized her experience working at the PLHC in the following words; “During my semester as an Undergraduate Intern at the PLHC, I had the opportunity to shadow several historians as a means to accumulate understanding of their practical, every day work. I attended meetings with some of the PLHC’s clients, and shadowed an oral […]

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Strong Praise in a Review for “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams” By E. Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders

A review written by Michael J. Hightower, independent historian and blogger, for the Western Historical Quarterly on Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams offers positive feedback. The review concludes that, “Industry professionals and students alike will find this book to be a useful guide to the myriad ways […]

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Scotts Bluff National Monument Research Road Trip

This summer, the PLHC was working to wrap up a project for Scotts Bluff National Monument. Researcher and recent graduate, Poppie Gullett, has shared a bit about the project and her experience completing archival research during a summer road trip to Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, and Legacy of the Plains Museum. Looming […]

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American West Program to Host CSU Extension Session on Colorado Farmers and Ranchers on October 5th

Presenters: Joanne Littlefield, Ph.D., (Director, Extension Outreach and Engagement) C.J. Mucklow (Extension Western Regional Director) Rick Knight, Ph.D.  (Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College) In 1914, Congress authorized land-grant universities in every state to provide research-based information to Extension agents in each county. For over 100 years, CSU Extension has helped people in Colorado find […]

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American West Program to Host Signature Semester Event

The Public Land History Center’s American West Program will host its signature event for Spring 2017 on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm in the Morgan Library Event Hall. Professor Ann Little of the Colorado State University History Department will be speaking about her book The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright, and will highlight the cultural, […]

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