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‘The Utes Must Go,’ a history chat

Grand County Historical Assoc.

If you go

What: History chat with Dr. Peter R. Decker

When and where: Friday, July 25, 5 p.m., at Cozens Ranch Museum

Cost: Free

Peter R. Decker, college professor, author, policy analyst and rancher, combines his knowledge, experience and education in his many books about the West, including “The Utes Must Go,” his book and the topic of his lecture at Cozens Ranch Museum, a free event scheduled for 5 p.m. July 25.

Decker attended boarding school, Middlebury College, and earned his Ph.D. in American History at Columbia University. In 1974, after teaching at Barnard College, he was ready to head West. He and his wife found a ranch in Ouray County. In 1980 they moved permanently and now Decker is owner and operator of Double D Ranch in Ridgway.

Tracing three centuries of Ute Indian history, Decker’s lecture on the “The Utes Must Go!” chronicles the involuntary removal of the Ute Indians from the region. Contact Cozens Ranch Museum at 970-726-5488 or http://www.grandcountyhistory.org.

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