Historian will discuss state's water struggles

By Press Release

The Mesa County Historical Society and the Museums of Western Colorado presents its monthly oral history program Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1 p.m. The presentation will take place at the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. 4th Street, Grand Junction.

Steven Schulte, professor of history at CMU, will discuss the history of Colorado's water struggles between the state's two slopes. In doing so he will emphasize how western Colorado has been able to hang on to a great share of its water, despite eastern Colorado's efforts to move more water to the politically stronger half of the state. A professor at CMU since 1989. Schulte is also author of "Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West," published in 2002.

This program is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Coffee will be served and occasionally there are cookies.

For more information contact MCHS president Priscilla Mangnall at 970-260-5226 or at Priscilla.Mangnall@gmail.com or contact the Loyd Files Research Library at 970-242-0971, ext. 209.