OJC Press Release ID: 2693

Monday, September 18, 2017


Lowman to present historical and future impact of the railroad on Southeastern Colorado
 

W. Brock Lowman will present on the history of the railroad in Southern Colorado and its continued impact on our current way of life on October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Koshare Kiva. The program, sponsored by the Otero Junior College Foundation with assistance from a grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation, will be open to the public with no charge for admission.

Lowman will draw on his knowledge as a member of the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, other members of the SFRHMS, and various other resources including his uncle, Don Lowman, who retired with over 40 years of service to the AT&SF to tell the story.

Lowman is a native of the Arkansas Valley. An alum of both Rocky Ford High School and Otero Junior College, Loman went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, geography and geology from the University of Kansas.

A lifelong scouter, Lowman has earned several honors as a Scout leader. As a member of Troup 230/Post 2230 Rocky Mountain Council, Lowman achieved the rank of Eagle scout in 1969. He was active as a Koshare Indian Dancer and continues to be involved with the group as Chairman of the Koshare Foundation, which supports the Koshare Indian Museum and Youth Program.

The OJC Foundation hopes this will be the first in a series of community programs entitled Celebrating our Heritage.

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W. Brock Lowman will lead an interactive presentation on the history of the railroad in Southern Colorado and its continued impact on our current way of life on October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Koshare Kiva. The presentation will be open to the public, with no admission fee.