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CRHSM Monthly Presentation for February

Posted by on February 1, 2018

The Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum’s monthly presentation for February will be about Rev. John L. Dyer. Rev. Dyer is considered an important figure in Colorado history and his picture is shown in one of the stained-glass windows in the dome of the Colorado State Capital.  He originally worked as a farmer and miner in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  He then turned to ministry for the later years of his life.  In 1859 he took a trek to Colorado, walking most of the way to fulfill his dream of seeing Pike’s Peak.  Eventually, he was appointed an itinerant preacher for the mining camps in what we now know as Lake, Summit and Park Counties.  In 1880 he built a chapel and conducted the first service to be held on the Western Slope in the Father Dyer Church in Breckenridge which is still standing today.  He even wrote a book about all his adventures titled “The Snow-shoe Itinerant”.  Rev. John L. Dyer is the father of Castle Rock’s own Samuel Dyer, who was the first Clerk and Recorder for Douglas County.

Join us for this fascinating presentation by Ray Baier on Feb. 8, 2018.  Refreshments start at 6:45pm with the presentation 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 or contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164,

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