The Hanging Flume
Learn about this amazing piece of Colorado History!
|Presenting||The Hanging Flume|
January 24, 2012
7:00PM to 8:30PM
|Contact Name||(970) 241-8801|
|Ticket Notes:||Free event, but a $5 donation is encouraged.|
From its storied past to its surprisingly bright future, join flume expert Jerald Reid as he fits the pieces together for an evening of Lifelong Learning in celebration of the Historic Hanging Flume.
Jerald Reid will show his slides and speak at 7 pm on January 24.
After years of piecing together the flume’s mysterious past, Jerald Reid looks forward to its authentic reconstruction.
Reid was born in Oklahoma. He has lived most of his life on the Western Slope of Colorado and was a machinist for 40 years in the Grand Valley. With his wife, Margaret, he has been an outdoors enthusiast for decades. When he originally became interested in the Hanging Flume, he found little information on it. That started him researching and documenting it. He joined the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway Council around 1990. Through the research of himself and his wife, and grants acquired through the Byway Council, Reid helped get the Hanging Flume placed on the World's Watch List of the 100 most Endangered Places. He has been giving slide shows and lectures about the Hanging Flume to a variety of organizations for the past 15 years.
In addition to KAFM, collaborating partners include the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic & Historic Byway Committee, the Museum of Western Colorado and the Colorado Environmental Coalition via their FOND program.