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The History of the River Runners of the Grand Canyon
March 23, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Through this visually rich presentation, Weber carries his listeners along a historical timeline. Beginning with a Hopi legend, he takes his audience through the years of human history in the Grand Canyon, culminating in the river runners of today. Weber recounts the fascinating experiences of those who have been drawn to the wonders of the Colorado River. Featuring tales of the Powell expedition, the ingenuity of the Kolb brothers, and the mystery of the Hydes disappearance, Weber uncovers the centuries of human history buried in the walls below the rim.
At a young age Todd Weber became enthralled with the stories of the fur traders, American Indians and explorers in American history. Through years of reading journals and studying historical accounts of the fascinating characters of America’s past, he became well-versed in the facts and details of this time in history. Along with being an artist and jeweler, Weber has worked as an Elderhostel coordinator and instructor. He now guides small ships on the Columbia River and in Alaska, and leads his own tours, sharing his appreciation for the stamina, ingenuity, and character that existed in those who helped shape the American West.