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Voyager Lecture Series, Presented by Rick Miller
April 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm$10 – $15
How Geology Made America Great
Lecture @ 7:30pm
Optional social hour with like-minded friends, light snacks and beverages @ 6:30pm
By the middle of the 20th century, the United States had become a leading industrialized nation. Amazingly enough, it only took about 2 billion years of geologic time, and a bit of luck, for this historic event to have come to fruition. Clearly there is a story here.
A combination of political, social and economic events is used to explain the rise of the United States into an industrial power. However, there is another factor that played a major role in this development. That factor is the geological history of North America, which provided a vast array of natural resources to support industrial development.
Distribution of natural resources in North America has played a major role in advancing the fortunes of the United States. Resources such as precious metals, rare earth elements, uranium, and others are abundant, but the initial industrial growth of the country was initially based on iron ore and coal. Geologic occurrence and distribution of these two resources and their proximity to one another played a pivotal role in the development of the United States of America.
The Voyager Lecture Series–Evenings to Inspire Curiosity & Wonder In our fifth season—2021–22—we’ve expanded our wildly popular series to include new guest speakers who will entertain us with thoughtful and exciting stories ranging from the mysteries of pre-recorded history to mysteries of the cosmos.
The Voyager Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Voyager Wealth Advisors, Inc., Cache Valley Bank and Sherry McGhee with State Farm Insurance.”