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LECTURE: Marshall Sprague: Controversial Feature-Writer “Historian” to Our Town, Our State, Our West

When:
August 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-08-10T14:00:00-06:00
2019-08-10T15:00:00-06:00
Where:
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs
CO
Cost:
$5 Suggested Donation

Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series

Marshall Sprague: Controversial Feature-Writer “Historian” to Our Town, Our State, Our West

Journalist-author Marshall Sprague is a “colorful character” in the history of his own chosen town. His popular history of the town remains the book most likely offered to newcomers, to the discomfort of scholars. During most of his era here, it seems no popular or scholarly author superseded Marshall Sprague’s production of local/regional history books, articles, public lectures, or publicity generally about this place. Yet, researchers have not mobbed to his archives at PPLD or CC Tutt Library Special Collections. Viewing Sprague and his work anew might tell us as much about ourselves as it does about Sprague.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Katherine Scott Sturdevant, Pikes Peak Community College senior history professor, has long taught, presented, written, and practiced public history. This presentation expands and further interprets her talk and chapter for this year’s Regional History Series of the Pikes Peak Library District Special Collections.

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  1. Dave Smith Says:

    Three of us will be attending the lecture on Marshall Sprague.

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