Writer

Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts.


Articles

What do we owe wildland firefighters?

By Jonathon Golden

Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.

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MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RODEO CLOWNS

By Patty Limerick

When all hell breaks loose and disorder rules, rodeo clowns stay self-possessed and focused.

Photograph by Ken Okum, courtesy of Unsplash

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