PLHC News

Thank the Bankers? Michael Rosser, Co-Author of “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West” Interviewed on Devil’s Advocate TV Show

Mike Rosser (CSU class of 1964) and Diane Sanders (CSU class of 2014) are co-authors of the recent book A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams (University Press of Colorado 2017).  The book began as a PLHC research project.  In this TV clip, Mike explains why unheralded bankers should be remembered as key […]

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Marijuana on Public Lands: A Short History

Nick Johnson is a historian based in Longmont, Colorado. He holds a master’s degree in American History from Colorado State University and is the author of Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West(Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2017). Nick will be at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins this Friday 10/20 at 6 pm […]

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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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"Midnight Ramble" Event February 28, 2017

On February 28, the American West Program hosted “Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the Story of the Black Film Industry.” Colorado State University professors Dr. Gillian Bowser and Dr. Ruth Alexander presented on the significance of this documentary and touched on themes of African American Silent Fil, Cowboys and the American West. It was an […]

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