2016 Saving Places Conference Session Proposals

At its core, the Saving Places® Conference is about education. The sessions are designed to inspire, energize and advance preservation while exposing preservationists – both seasoned and beginner – to new information they can immediately integrate into their work and communities.

The deadline to submit a session proposal was Tuesday, Sept. 8. After an overwhelming number of submissions, our staff and Conference Planning Committee are now reviewing proposals and will be in touch with session managers as soon as possible.

At the moment, we are no longer accepting session proposals. Please contact Megan Concannon at 303-839-4260 x230 with any questions.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar! The 2016 Saving Places® Conference is scheduled for February 3-6!

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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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