Center of Southwest Studies to host lecture on John Wesley Powell

By Julie Tapley-Booth
Special to The PREVIEW
The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will host a presentation from Gregory Hobbs Jr., “John Wesley Powell: Scientist, Poet and Botched Politician,” on Friday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the campus of Fort Lewis College. This lecture is free and open to the public.
On the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s first Colorado River run, Hobbs will revisit Powell’s journeys into the Colorado River Plateau and his genius as a firsthand leading spokesperson of the western experience.
Hobbs is a former justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and is the distinguished jurist in residence and co-director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
For more information, please contact the center’s business office at 247-7456 or visit

This story was posted on September 19, 2019.