History Center Tuesday series starts July 10

       The Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) will host its annual Tuesday Nights in July speaker series starting July 10.
       The free talks will be at 7 p.m. at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
       The speakers will be as follows:
       July 10, “Photographing Scenic Colorado” - Award-winning photographer, Elaine McDonald, will share tips on outdoor photography with a slide show and display of some of her works.
       July 17, “Tales from the Saturday Knights” - Frank Tucker will share adventures and stories about this local men's hiking group that was formed in 1903.
       July 24, “Early Industries Along the Palmer Divide: Lumber, Ranching, & Surveying” - Local historian Don Ellis will discuss the history of the Palmer Divide area, drawing partly on the experiences of his grandfather, Charles A. Matthews, who came to the Pikes Peak region in 1874 with his parents.
       July 31, “Edwin Over: Prospecting & Collecting Minerals” - This little-known local resident was a charter member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, and later became known worldwide for his expertise. Ray Berry will illustrate Over's accomplishments with historical photos and mineral samples.
       The non-profit OCCHS owns and operates the History Center. For more information, call the History Center at 636-1225.

From a press release