San Juan Basin
Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado
Archaeological Society
Lewis Mill

The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society... exploring, learning about, and preserving
archaeological, cultural, and historical resources in the Four Corners region since 1979.


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Next SJBAS Meeting

Wednesday, April 11th 

7:00 p.m. at the Center of Southwest Studies

The next SJBAS meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyceum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. After a brief business meeting, Charles DeFerdinando will speak about the 1917-18 flu epidemic and how the D&SNGR train helped it spread. A social will be held before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the CSWS foyer.

Charles DiFerdinando is a fifth generation Durango native.  A graduate of St. Columba School, Durango High, and Fort Lewis College, he has been involved with the La Plata County Historical Society since almost its inception.  He did building research for the Main Avenue Historic District and wrote the National Register Nomination for the East Third Avenue Boulevard Historic District.  Charles worked at the Animas Museum and rebuilt the Joy Cabin, the oldest building in Durango.  Currently he is a member of the La Plata County Historical Society Board of Directors and is the lead historical narrator for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s onboard narration program.


SJBAS Quick References

SJBAS field trip schedule - Field Trips

SJBAS guide - Quick Reference Guide

SJBAS brochure - Brochure 2018

SJBAS newsletter - Moki Messenger - March 2018

Fort Lewis College

Life-Long Learning lecture series - Winter-Spring 2018 schedule


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This site was last edited on March 23, 2018.


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