Borderlands lecture event

Borderlands Lecture Series

Walk the Line: The Creation & Consequences of Western State Boundaries

Join us for another installment of our Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series with Dr. Derek Everett.

Boundaries—lines imposed on the landscape—shape our lives, dictating everything from which candidates we vote for to the communities we identify with. Everett will discuss how early settlers lobbied for state boundaries and how politicians imposed them throughout the American West. He'll explore the ethnic and political consequences of the boundary between Colorado and New Mexico. Everett is the author of Creating the American West: Boundaries and Borderlands and an instructor at Colorado State University and Metropolitan State University of Denver. He's also the author of an upcoming this-day-in-history book to be co-published by History Colorado and the University Press of Colorado.