Tesoro Cultural Center Lecture: The Great American Desert: Major Stephen Long’s Colorado Expedition of 1820

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Using images of original paintings, sketches and maps, John Steinle will follow the Stephen H. Long Expedition of 1820 on its progress through Colorado and the rest of the American West. He will illustrate the many “firsts” that this expedition accomplished, and why the West was labeled the “Great American Desert” in the Expedition’s aftermath.

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