The July 13 meeting of the Bent's Fort Chapter will begin at 1 p.m. at the Grand Theatre in Rocky Ford.

Featured at the meeting will be guest speaker Kellen Cutsforth, western author and columnist, who will give a presentation titled "Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: The Story of Buffalo Bill's Little Known Business Partner."  

Kellen has published numerous books on the American West including recent works titled, Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels, and Bare Knuckle Brawlers; and he co-authored Old West Showdown: Two Authors Wrangle Over the Truth about the Mythic Old West. He has published over 30 articles featured in such magazines as Wild West and True West and is a featured columnist for Western Writers of America's Roundup magazine.  
 
Kellen is an active member of WWA and has served as a Spur Award judge and a videographer at several WWA conventions. Kellen is also a past president of the Denver Posse of Westerners, and was honored in 2018 with the group's Rosenstock Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the current co-chairman for the group's 75th Anniversary Brand Book committee.
 
For more information on the meeting, please call Kevin Lindahl at 719-469-1894 or LaDonna Hutton at 719-469-2906.

The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical
legacy associated with it.