Posts Tagged ‘emigrant trails’

Whiteley talks tonight about old Colorado trails

March 8, 2010

Author Lee Whiteley will present “Old Trails of Northern Colorado: From Foot Paths to Interstate” at 7 p.m. tonight, March 8, at the Loveland Museum/Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colorado. The slide show, sponsored by the Loveland Historical Society, will revisit the Trappers’ Trail, Cherokee Trail, Overland Trail, several auto trails, and the Lincoln Highway’s controversial routing through the state. The program is open to the public; donations are accepted. Call Sharon Danhauer at (970) 290-0169 for details.

Whiteley and his wife Jane are experts on the auto trails through Colorado, including the Llncoln Highway; they wrote the book below to coincide with the LHA conference there in 2007.

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LH historian & author Franzwa recovering

August 14, 2008

Historian and author Gregory Franzwa has been off the road the past few weeks as he underwent surgery in Salt Lake City for suspected lung cancer. As he relates, on July 29, surgeons “removed a pie-shaped (pumpkin, not lemon meringue) slice from the upper lobe of my right lung” that proved to be malignant but does not require treatment. His wife and road trip companion Kathy is taking care of him – as he says, “she’s in charge of cutting up my Jello.”

Franzwa was instrumental in founding both the Oregon-California Trails Association and the modern Lincoln Highway Association. His series of state-by-state guidebooks to the Lincoln Highway began with Iowa in 1995; books to the west coast are completed and he is now working on states to the east. His Patrice Press carries many more books he has authored about western trails – and at merely 82, he says he has lots more books to write.