OSHR 3153 - Exploring the West - Mapping the Frontiers (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

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.

Just 300 years ago, most people still thought California was an island or a peninsula separated by the Mediterranean Sea of California. This misconception was not corrected until 1747! The continental United States was a huge unknown.

This lecture considers the series of explorations of Spanish, French, British, and American explorers who filled in the empty spaces. Content will include: maps, pictures, photos, paintings, and water colors of the Colorado Front Range.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Robert Meroney

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.