Jack Turner, author of Landscapes on Glass, will kick-off the Center's Summer Lecture Series, based again on the theme "A Year in the Life of the West," with his presentation
1936: Adventure in Crooked Canyons – Ansel Hall’s Radio Address on the Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition
Lectures are held in the CSWS Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 pm
Parking is free in the summer months, and as always, the Center is pleased to provide free programming to the community thanks to the support of our Members.
Adventure in Crooked Canyons is an exact reenactment of Ansel F. Hall’s 1936 radio address on KGO Radio in San Francisco to promote the Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition (1933-38). Hall was the first Chief Naturalist for the National Park Service, explorer, and educator. During the Great Depression Hall organized hundreds of academics and volunteers from across the country to participate in the ambitious exploration of a 3,000+ square mile area of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona that was all but unknown except to the native tribes. This presentation will include historic images from the expedition.
Durango resident, Jack Turner, is the grandson of Ansel F. Hall and the author of the award winning book, Landscapes On Glass, foreword by President Bill Clinton. Mr. Turner is a citizen historian and director of The Lost Files Project, a historic program based on newly discovered files from Ansel Hall’s service in the National Park Service.