Society for the History of Discoveries



Welcome Remarks

Angel photo

Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid

RMMS President
Research Associate Professor,
Director of the Center
for Space Resources
Colorado School of Mines

Welcome to Golden Quest:
Mapping the Stampedes

Ragnow photo

Marguerite Ragnow

SHD President
Curator, James Ford Bell Library
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Welcome to Great Mountains
of the American West


SHD Speakers


See See Abstracts and Biographies for SHD Speakers.


Keynote Speaker

Schulten photo

Dr. Susan Schulten

Professor, Department of History
University of Denver

The Origins of the Colorado Territory

Abstract and Biography


RMMS Speakers

Wes Brown photo

Wesley Brown

Founding Member, Past President,
and Program Director
Rocky Mountain Map Society

How the 1859 Gold Rush put Colorado on the Map

Abstract and Biography


Leonard Rothman

Former President,
California Map Society
Co-Founder, San Francisco Bay
Area Map Group

California Gold Rush

Abstract and Biography

Tom Overton photo

Thomas J. Overton

Past President,
Rocky Mountain Map Society

Tharís Gold in Them Thar Hills

Abstract and Biography

Dirk de Pagter photo

Dirk de Pagter

Telluride Real Estate Brokers, Inc.

The San Juan Rush

Abstract and Biography

Don McGuirk photo

Dr. Donald L. McGuirk

Founding Member, Past President,
Rocky Mountain Map Society

The Klondike Gold Rush, Yukon Territory, Canada: (1897 - 1899)

Abstract and Biography