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Category: General Monthly Presentation: Author Lee Whiteley

April 13, 2023

Join us on Thurs. April 13, 2023 for a presentation by local author, Lee Whiteley  entitled “ Trails to Interstate: Transportation Systems Across Douglas County”.

The Trappers Trail, Cherokee Trail, and Smoky Hill Trail were used by mountain men, military expeditions, and gold-seekers. The Denver & Rio Grande and the Denver & New Orleans railroads provided the transportation systems needed for Douglas County growth. Named “auto trails” such as the National Park-to-Park Highway and Buffalo Highway preceded U.S. Highway 85, also known as the “Ribbon of Death.” Colorado Highway 83, with its “Bridge to Nowhere,” was the original planned route for Interstate 25.

Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm with the presentation beginning 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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