Red Rock quarries topic of history talk

       Two lectures are scheduled in the coming week at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
       Both are free and open to the public.
       The first will be “Red Rock Quarries - How and Why,” Tuesday, April 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. This presentation will be part of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon's third annual “talk and walk” educational series. Geologist Jon Barker will discuss quarrying technology and how the canyon's sandstone was once used for building materials, then follow up with an educational walk at Red Rock the morning of April 11 (sign-ups for the walk will be taken the night of his talk at the center).
       The second lecture at the History Center will be Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m. - “The Stories Behind the Tombstones,” an illustrated program about the pioneers buried in the Florissant Cemetery. The speaker, Laura Lee Moncrief, “has also co-authored a book based on her research in libraries, county courthouses, and talking with local old-timers,” according to a press release from the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS).
       For more information, call 636-1225.

From a press release