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Robert G. Athearn
Birth: Aug. 30, 1914
Kremlin
Hill County
Montana, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1983
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

Professor of History, University of Colorado at Boulder who was recognized as an authority on the history of the American West. Served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II. Publications included: Thomas Francis Meagher: An Irish Revolutionary in American (1949)-originally his PhD thesis at the University of Minnesota, 1947; Westward the Briton (1953); William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West (1956); Centennial Colorado: Its Exciting Story (1959, co-author); Soldier in the West: The Civil War Letters of Alfred Lacey Hough (1957, editor); High Country Empire: The High Plains and Rockies (1960); Forts of the Upper Missouri (1967); Rebel of the Rockies: A History of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (1962); The American Heritage Illustrated History of the United States (1963); The Coloradoans (1976); In Search of Canaan: Black Migration to Kansas, 1879-80 (1978); and, The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America (1986). Also, see: A Taste of the West: Essays in Honor of Robert G. Athearn, Boulder, Colorado-Pruett Publishing Company, 1983. Awarded the University of Colorado Medal (1982) and the Robert L. Stearns Award (1982) for his work at the University of Colorado. Recipient of the John Caughey Award from the Western History Association. The Robert G. Athearn Lecture Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosts talks by academics and other historians on topics of Western history. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Claire B. Raney Athearn (1917 - 1995)
 
 Children:
  Frederic James Athearn (1946 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Memorial Park
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Columbarium, North Wall #1, E-8
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2004
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-Anonymous
 Added: May. 17, 2013

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 18, 2004
Honoring a fellow Historian. Rest in peace & best wishes from the Cal State San Marcos History Department.
- HistryMan
 Added: Jul. 16, 2004
 
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