Call for Proposals
Iron Rails, Wagon Trails, & Snail Mail
Scheduled for Saturday June 6, 2020, the 17th annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium, "Iron Rails, Wagon Trails, & Snail Mail" will examine the immediate and lasting consequences of the opening of western trails to trade, travel, communications, and conquest. Subjects can include, but are not limited to: tales of the people and events on the trails that intersected the nation and Colorado; the 1821 inauguration of the Santa Fe Trail; tales of women and the trails; the challenges and conflicts faced by trail blazers, travelers, traders, Native Amricans, Mexicans, peoples of the border lands, merchants, manufacturers, scientists, and dreamers; eclogical and geographical ramifications; the Pony Express and other mail routes; technological innovations in both travel and communicatins; considerations of how the Santa Fe and other western trails affected the identity, culture, and destiny of the American west, Mexico, the United States and the Western World.
Erinn Barnes 719- 531-6333 ext. 6029
Special Collections - Pikes Peak Library District
20 North Cascade
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903