Virtual Lecture: Quenching Our Thirst - Population Growth and Water System Development - CSPM
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Virtual Lecture: Quenching Our Thirst – Population Growth and Water System Development

October 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workers install a waterline along Pikes Peak Ave., ca. 1889, CSPM Collection

In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the CSPM unveiled a new exhibit, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture features 150 objects, illuminates 150 stories, commemorates 150 years. Throughout the commemoration year we invite you to explore these stories through a series of regional history lectures.

Please note that this program will be offered virtually via the Zoom Video Communications platform. Registrations are required. CLICK TO REGISTER


What do City of Colorado Springs Records reveal about population growth and water system development? Join Casey Pearce, Records Systems Administrator for the City of Colorado Springs, and Eric Perramond, Colorado College Departments of Environmental Studies & Southwest Studies, to explore this question. Pearce will take a fascinating look at the expansion of Colorado Springs and its water supply and delivery system through historic records and Perramond will add some regional and western U.S. perspective on water issues, challenges, and the future of water in our region.


Casey Pearce is a Colorado native and local historian who grew up in Teller County exploring and living the incredible history of this state and the West. Casey has an educational background in History, Anthropology, and Archives and Records Management. She received both her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. After starting her career in history and archives work as a researcher, educator, and program coordinator at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry and teaching a variety of History courses as an Adjunct Professor at UCCS, she is now working as the Records System Administrator for the City of Colorado Springs. While at the City, she implemented a records management program and created a team of records experts to manage and preserve City records per City, State, and Federal regulations. The best part of her work at the City has included sorting and inventorying the City’s historic records and making them accessible to both City employees and the public.

Eric Perramond is a human-environment geographer, and a political ecologist, and is a Professor of Environmental Science and Southwest Studies at Colorado College. Eric received his Bacherlor’s degree in 1992 at Mary Washington (VA), Masters in 1994 from LSU (LA), and completed his PhD work in 1999 at the University of Texas at Austin where his work focused on the dynamics of private ranching in Mexico. That work led to his first book on the “Political Ecologies of Cattle ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions” (2010, University of Arizona Press.

Please note that due to the changing nature of the pandemic, all programs are subject to change. 

Sponsored by Pikes Peak Heritage Series, a program of El Pomar Foundation

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