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Local authors of Rollins Pass history book to hold launch party Saturday

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Fraser locals Kate and Travis Wright will celebrate the completion of their new book, “Rollins Pass,” at a launch event at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton on Saturday morning.

The book, part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series, tracks the history of Rollins Pass from its early days as a Native American game drive complex, through its use as a wagon road in the 1860s and its eventual close as a result of the Moffat Tunnel in 1928. The book also contains a number of rare images from the personal collection of John Trezise, who worked on the Rollins pass.

In addition to the authors’ presentation, there will be a presentation by Dr. Jason M. LaBelle, who will speak to the prehistory and archeology of the area, and show his documentary, “Stone & Steel on Top of the World.” The event will also include a screening of the 1925 silent film “The White Desert,” to be accompanied by live piano.

Tickets can be purchased at Thewhitedesertrollinspass.com, and include a complimentary cocktail and appetizers. Some tickets also include a signed copy of the book. The event will go from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Rollins Pass” hits bookstores May 14.

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