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Who Was George Parkins?
February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tracking the Exploits of George Parkins, Takoma Resident Who Left His Mark in the Grand Canyon in 1903
By Dr. Jonathan Upchurch
Free – All Welcome
If you saw this inscription on the rock wall along the Colorado River,
would you wonder, Who was Parkins? Our speaker did and was curious enough to
research the question. That led him to Takoma Park where Parkins grew up in the
1890s before leaving for a career as a builder and a rancher out West. Dr.
Upchurch, tells how he deciphered George W. Parkins’ story, clue by clue, from many
different sources. His findings include Parkins’ connection to Takoma’s Trinity
Episcopal Church. This kind of painstaking research in history expands what we
know about our community. We hope you will join us for this journey.