Ellis to lead history talk at pavilion Aug. 13

       A “History Talk and Walk” Tuesday, Aug. 13 will focus on the human backdrop that led to Red Rock Canyon Open Space as it is today.
       The presentation by local historian Don Ellis will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Bock Pavilion.
       His advance narrative includes the following introduction: “From Ute fortifications to mines and quarries, to railroads and gold mills, to pony rides, to grandiose plans, to public open space, the Red Rock Canyon area has a varied and colorful history.”
       After discussion at the pavilion, Ellis said he will lead a “short easy walk” to stone quarries, clay and limestone mines and the remains of a gold mill.
       The free event is limited to 35 people; and reservations are required. For more information, e-mail friends@redrockcanyonopenspace.org or call 685-4792.

From a press release