Monthly Presentation: Diamond Jack Alterie

Join us for an enlightening evening as we delve into the captivating narrative of Louis “Diamond Jack” Alterie, a figure shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Join us on Thurs. March 14, 2024 as Archivist, Cecily North-Rudrow from the Douglas County Library sheds light on the enigmatic life of this notorious gangster and cowboy.  The presentation begins at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104.  For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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Monthly Presentation; Douglas Land Conservancy

The Douglas Land Conservancy is an important organization for Douglas County.  They work in partnership with land owners, local government, other conservation organization and citizens to evaluate, accept and monitor conservation easements.  Join us on Wed. Feb. 7, 2024 to hear more about this great organization and how they have saved many ranches from being used as commercial development.

The presentation begins at 7:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library 100 S. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104.  For more information check out our website at www.castlerockhistoricalsociety.org or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164 or museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org.

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Monthly Presentation for January 2024: Breeds, Brands and Ranchers

January 11, 2024

7:00pm

Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock

by Larry Schlupp

Breeds, Brands and Ranchers of Early Douglas County is a fascinating, educational presentation that addresses the demanding question posed by Clara Peller in the Wendy’s 1984 television commercial, “Where’s the beef?”  This bit of time travel delves into Douglas County’s early beef cattle industry, exploring the early entry of beef cattle into the County…from were the early various breeds of beef stock originated …and the pioneering ranchers who first introduced the major blooded breeds to the County.

“BBR”, also provides a brief history of cattle brands …where and when brands were first used and the use of cattle brands in both ranging and early Colorado law enforcement.  And, “BBR” attempts to provide a socio-economic perspective of the beef cattle industry by identifying impactful events that influenced the beef industry and by recognizing the various historical eras from 1860 to present-day that shaped the statistical peaks and valleys of the ever-changing beef market.

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Fundraiser at the B&B Cafe – Oct. 23rd – Oct. 30th

Please bring this flyer with you to the B&B 

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Walking Tour of Cedar Hill Cemetery

Please join us on Sat. Oct. 7, 2023 for a leisurely walk through historic grave sites in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Cedar Hill was founded in 1875 and is the only cemetery in Castle Rock.  It contains the remains of pioneers significant in the early history of Castle Rock and Douglas County. Retired local history teacher, John Berry will give the guided tour along with several re-enactors. The tour begins at 4:30pm. Contact the Castle Rock Museum (303)814-3163, museum@castlerockhistoricalsociety.org for information.  The tour is free and no reservations required.

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