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Lecture explores the challenges accepted by early settlers

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society will sponsor the second program in their annual Winter Lecture Series, which takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the library, 413 9th St.

The program is entitled “Assuming the Risk in the 1880s,” and will be presented by Angela Parkison, author of “Hope and Hot Water: Glenwood Springs From 1878 to 1891.” Parkison will explore the dangers early settlers accepted when they came to the uncivilized West and how the pursuit of a better life inspired them to take the risk.

Parkison, daughter of longtime residents Phil and Joan Anderson, grew up in Glenwood Springs and married fourth-generation Glenwood native Don Parkison. Her five years of research included family memoirs as well as local newspapers and official records.

The Winter Lecture Series is held on the third Thursday of each month from January through April. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

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