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Published: 02/15/2010
Katherine Pomonis, Publicity Chairman, Friends of Coronado State Monument. (505) 867-6115

A Chautauqua by Edward Wallace on the Life and Times of Jim Beckwourth


A Chautauqua by Edward Wallace on the Life and Times of Jim Beckwourth

 (sponsored by the Friends of Coronado State Monument)


Edward Wallace


Edward Wallace has worked as an “extra” in movies and is a volunteer at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas.  He is a member of Toastmasters International and has attained the levels of Advanced Speaker Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze.  He has conducted workshops and seminars on health and personal growth.



In his book by the same title, Tom DeMund said Jim Beckwourth went from“From Slave to Superstar of the Old West.”  Jim was a trapper, trader, soldier, scout, explorer, and chief of the Crow Nation.  He owned a hotel in Santa Fe during the Taos uprising which he helped to quell.  He discovered Beckwourth Pass in the Northern Sierra Mountains and co-founded Pueblo, Colorado.  Jim Beckwourth became an American Hero.


Sunday, March 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m.


The program is being held at the Sandoval County Historical Society’s DeLavy House just west of Bernalillo on Highway 550, past Coronado State Monument.  Turn north immediately after Phillips 66 station onto a dirt road.  Follow the road to its end.



Admission is $5 per person and free to members of the Friends of Coronado State Monument. 

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