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Front Range Forum Reads

The Ox-Bow Incident -- The Book

Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. Published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned, a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature.

One reviewer called it a "mature, unpitying examination of what causes men to love violence and to transgress justice," and the novel was selected for One Book, One Chicago Spring 2005.

Program Details:
Wednesday, August 24, in the Twinberry Auditorium
2:00 - 2:45PM        Presentations on the Fort Collins Lynching of 1888, cowboy poetry, and Walter Van Tilburg Clark
2:45 - 4:00PM        Discussion Groups
4:00 PM                 Continue the conversation at an ice cream socia

The book is available at Old Firehouse Books for about $8.00

No reservations are required
The program is open to non-members.

Earlier Event: August 17
Front Range Forum Reads
Later Event: May 30
Interpretive Hike at Bobcat Ridge