Highlands Ranch Historical Society visits Morrison’s past

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“Morrison: True Stories from the Nearest Faraway Place” is Lila Horton’s subject when she speaks to the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. June 17.

The railroad, river and resources brought George Morrison to this wide spot in Bear Creek Canyon in 1874. Tourists flocked to nearby Park of the Red Rocks, which also attracted entrepreneur John Brisbane Walker to the area.

The town blossomed and achieved fame for its dinosaur discoveries for a time. Disaster struck repeatedly in the 1930s: The railroad disappeared and the community settled into a quiet survival.

The speaker operates the Horton House Bed and Breakfast and the Horton Museum. She will also lead a tour on June 21. Meet at the Horton House, 105 Canon Street, Morrisonj at 11 a.m. ($5 per person-must be HRHS member). Bring your own brown bag lunch. Register with Sara, sarsleb@aol.com.

Information about Highlands Ranch Historical Society: hrhistoricalsociety@comcast.net, 720-344-7313

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