Learn About Fort Logan This Weekend!

You have 2 chances to hear Dr. Jack Ballard talk this weekend through Fresh City Life My Branch! Put together both lectures and get a complete picture of Fort Logan!

On Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch, Dr. Ballard will be discussing his book Commander and Builder of Western Forts: The Life and Times of Major General Henry C. Merriam, with particular emphasis on General Merriam's relationship with nearby Fort Logan. Merriam was the first real commander of Fort Logan, and had the longest tenure as fort commander.

On Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m., continue your Fort Logan education at Schlessman, where Dr. Ballard will focus on Fort Logan itself and be talking about his book Fort Logan. The historic Fort Logan Field Officer's Quarters is located in Denver near Quincy and Lowell. The three-story brick home, built in 1889 on "officer's row" still stands, and is now a museum and has been designated a Denver Landmark. Hear the story of Fort Logan, which began in 1887 with the arrival of troops at the new "Camp Near the City of Denver." Over the years, thousands of soldiers and airmen enlisted, served, and were separated at Fort Logan until the military post closed in 1946.

Hear some history this weekend, and maybe be inspired to visit the museum yourself!

Look for other Fresh City Life My Branch events here! And don't forget to join us at the Denver County Fair later this month!

Written by Becker on August 2, 2012

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