Compadres: Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell

Steve Zimmer

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

Kit CarsonKit CarsonPhotograph from the Brady-Handy Collection at the Library of Congress (LC-DIG-cwpbh-00514).Kit CarsonPhotograph from the Brady-Handy Collection at the Library of Congress (LC-DIG-cwpbh-00514).

Mountain men Lucien Maxwell and Kit Carson became fast friends when the two served under Capt. John C. Fremont in his 1842 expedition to the Rocky Mountains. They maintained their friendship and shared a variety of adventures for the rest of their lives. Steve Zimmer’s talk examines their relationship and their importance to the exploration and settlement of the American West. Mr. Zimmer holds an MA in History from the University of New Mexico and has written numerous articles and books on the frontier history of New Mexico.

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