Eagle County celebrates 140 years with a historical photo exhibit and speaker series

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Claire Noble

Public Relations Manager

970-471-4994

claire.noble@eaglecounty.us


November 27, 2023 - Eagle County turned 140 in 2023, and residents are invited to join in the celebration. Eagle County was created by the state assembly on February 11, 1883, and named for the Eagle River. The county is celebrating with a "Then and Now" photo exhibit, a historical speaker series, and many more exciting events. 


The 140th Anniversary celebration speaker series continues on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in the auditorium, featuring railroad historian Lauren Giebler. 


Train robbery was an American phenomenon, especially in the West where “rails outdistanced the ability to defend them, and desolate miles of track were made to order for banditry.” From the explosive efforts of the Wild Bunch Gang to the gruesome demise of George Parrott, learn more about the men who hijacked trains in search of fame and fortune. Join Historian Lauren Giebler as she regales us with tales of train robberies throughout Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Learn how bandits knew which train to rob, how they got the train to stop, and how they made their escape.


Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Colorado Mountain College auditorium

This event is free, all are welcome


In addition to the historical presentation on November 29, the 140th Anniversary “Then and Now” photo exhibit will be on display at Colorado Mountain College throughout the month of November. Twenty photos of Eagle County communities were selected from the county’s digital archive ranging from the 1800s to the 1970s. Each old photo is paired with a recent photo of either the same location or similar activity. Visit the exhibit and see for yourself what changed, and what did not. 


For more information please contact Public Relations Manager Claire Noble at claire.noble@eaglecounty.us

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