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Date Tuesday  4/20/2021
Event Title PPG Program: Jeri Norgren Neff and John Fielder present: Colorado's Highest - The History of Naming the 14,000 ft Peaks
Start Time 7:00 PM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Joseph Kalis
Co-Leader Glenn Barr
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 81
Type Public Events


Join the Pikes Peak Group for our free monthly program - online via Zoom.

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants the day prior to the program.


For more info Contact

Joseph Kalis
PPG Programs Chair


Pikes Peak Group Program

7:00 PM Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 via Zoom

Jeri Norgren Neff and John Fielder present: Colorado's Highest: The Naming of the 14,000 ft Peaks 

(A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the program.)

Colorado’s Highest: The History of Naming the 14,000-Foot Peaks

This may be John Fielder's finest history book since the popular Colorado 1870-2000 series of W.H. Jackson repeat photography books. Author Jeri Norgren has written fascinating text about just how the names were chosen for the 58 highest mountains in Colorado. Through extensive research of the early days of mining in Colorado, and the voluminous records of the Hayden Surveys of Colorado in the 1870s, Norgren has written what may prove to be a classic Colorado history book. But it's not only words, it's Fielder's photographs of the fourteeners, many never before published, Robert L. Wogrin's sublime oil paintings and sketches, and the historical sketches made in the 1870s by the artists of the Hayden Survey. 


About the presenters:

John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 40-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation, and has earned him recognition including the 1993 Sierra Club Ansel Adams Award, in 2011 the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award ever given to an individual, and in 2017, Colorado Mountain College presented him an Honorary Degree in Sustainability Studies. 52 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. He lives in Summit County, Colorado.

Jeri L. Norgren is a fifth generation Colorado native. Having spent most of her life exploring the mountains and all the wonders they hold, she became fascinated with the nomenclature of the highest peaks and began her journey. As a member of the Denver Fortnightly Club, she has authored numerous papers on various topics, including one that grew into this book. A lover of nature and everything it beholds, she lives on an historic farm in Englewood surrounded by dogs, coyotes and a pair of great horned owls.



This program is open to the public and members alike. Please register to receive the Zoom link the day prior.


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