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Three Views: Rediscovering Maps and Mapmakers of the Early West
Date Thursday January 08
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
The Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street at Folsom
San Francisco, CA 94107
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorVicki Wiese
Albert Shumate Symposium
Three Views: Rediscovering Maps and Mapmakers of the Early West
Saturday, January 17, 2004
1:00 – 4:00 pm
$12 adults and $5 students

The Society of California Pioneers is pleased to hold an afternoon symposium in conjunction with its current exhibition, Territorial Ambitions: Mapping the Far West, 1772-1872. Three Views: Rediscovering Maps and Mapmakers of the Early West focuses on the critical role of map making in the development of the American West. Speakers include Dr. Paul Starrs, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. James G. Moore, Emeritus Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park; and Dr. Peter Goin, Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Video at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Starrs, a former editor of the Geographical Review and author of several books including Let the Cowboys Ride: Cattle Ranching in the American West, has been twice honored by the University of Nevada, Reno, as Teacher of the Year. Dr. Moore is the author of Exploring the Highest Sierra based upon his experiences as a map maker in Yosemite and of the forthcoming King of the Fortieth Parallel. Dr. Goin, author of Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border, has published widely and exhibits his photographs in museums around the world.

Seating is limited. To reserve a space please call 415-957-1849. Tickets are $12 adults and $5 students. Territorial Ambitions, an exhibition featuring fifty rare and important maps from The Society’s collection, will be open for viewing at the conclusion of the symposium..

The Society of California Pioneers, founded in 1850 by pre-Gold Rush pioneers, is the state's oldest historical organization. The Society offers free educational programs to Bay Area schools. Dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and enjoyment of California heritage, the Society’s archives include an outstanding collection of 19th and early 20th century artwork, artifacts, photographs and manuscripts.
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