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“It was immediately apparent not just how much passion Travis had for Rollins Pass but also how much knowledge he had about its history, about its cultural importance, but also about how historic preservation worked.”—Colorado State Archaeologist and the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at History Colorado
WHO ARE THE FOUNDERS OF PRESERVE ROLLINS PASS?
Through partnerships with state and federal representatives, Native American tribes, special interest groups across the nation, archaeologists, historians, and university professors, Preserve Rollins Pass applies strategic pressures to protect the integrity of this national historic district. Credited for their professional facilitation, negotiation best practices, and ability to deliver a “master class on how to make a point,” Preserve Rollins Pass makes the case for preservation, delivered through breathtaking videography and photography, modern marketing, technology, and presentation skills. These efforts—combined with active volunteer and public outreach, education, and field archaeology—have culminated in the collapse of significant threats to the area, including a proposed federal land exchange involving Rollins Pass.
Co-founder, B. Travis Wright, MPS is a 2022 Colorado Preservation Inc. State Honor Award recipient for his advocacy of Rollins Pass, is President of the Board of the Grand County Historical Association, and is Vice Chair of the Gilpin County Historic Preservation Commission.
Kate is a dual-degree graduate from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business with a Master of Business Administration. Travis is a two-time graduate of the University of Denver: after graduating summa cum laude, he received a master’s degree with concentrations in both alternative dispute resolution and web-enabled information systems.
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B. Travis Wright, MPS has a passion for history and is an active advocate for historic preservation throughout Colorado.
EAST PORTAL CAMP CABINS
Historian B. Travis Wright, MPS is an active advocate for the imperiled East Portal Camp Cabins at the Moffat Tunnel, listed as one of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places in 2020 and officially created as a Gilpin County Local Historic Landmark in 2023.
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For us, the story of Rollins Pass is interwoven with the story of who we are and encapsulates our excitement for all things related to this resplendent place: our Rollins Passion.
At Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s 32nd Annual Dana Crawford & State Honor Awards event held on Thursday, June 9, 2022, B. Travis Wright, MPS of Preserve Rollins Pass was recognized and celebrated with a State Honor Award for excellence in historic preservation and preservation leadership for over a decade of work on Rollins Pass in Colorado. The story of Travis’ efforts on Rollins Pass for his State Honor Award were shared by Holly Kathryn Norton, PhD, State Archaeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) as well as by Garrett W. Briggs, a Southern Ute tribal member and Colorado’s first Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO).
Since 2016, Preserve Rollins Pass has participated as trail adopter of N76, a 1.73 mile Class 2 Trail known as Riflesight (named for the famed Riflesight Notch Trestle), on the west side of Rollins Pass as part of the Adopt-A-Trail Program (AATP) administered under the auspices of Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) and the United States Forest Service (USFS)—all work is done on a volunteer basis.
Preserve Rollins Pass is deeply appreciative of countless organizations and individuals for generously sharing scientific information, historic preservation expertise, research, knowledge, insight, photographs, time, and heartwarming stories. With gratitude for the many experts who make our work possible, we thank you.
When it comes to those we meet about Rollins Pass and the Moffat Tunnel, there are those who are our friends and those who will soon be our friends.
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