Tershia d’Elgin, great granddaughter of Benjamin Harrison Eaton, is the author of The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities and Food. At the Historic Preservation program’s January 26 History Brown Bag presentation, Tershia will read from her book and lead a discussion about “rising to the occasion” — be the occasion Greeley’s seminal beginnings on the prairie or the massive well curtailment of 2006 that shutdown 3,000 groundwater wells on 100,000 acres, greatly impacting the economy and environmental conditions in Northeastern Colorado.
Among the presentation topics will be “unintended consequences,” “carrying capacity,” and “personal responsibility.”
History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/ HP or call 970-350-9222.