This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
During the 18th century, Americans moved westward to conquer and exploit the north-American continent. They faced Indians, rustlers, unruly miners, lawless communities, wild animals, and the need to feed their families with wild
game. These explorers and settlers took with them personal weapons suitable to protect and feed themselves. Many new personal weapons appeared during the early 1800s up to and through the Civil War. Most of these were either flintclock or percussion cap-fired black powder weapons, such as the Duck’s Foot Gun, the Philadelphia Derringer, the Hawkin Rifle, and the Plains Pistol. This talk
will show examples of these weapons.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Robert Meroney is an emeritus professor and senior research scientist/scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He was formerly director of the Colorado State Wind Engineering Program and Wind Tunnel Laboratory. In retirement, Dr. Meroney is a Master Naturalist with the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program.