In 1540, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado entered Arizona with the largest European expedition ever gathered in North America. Historians have puzzled over Coronado’s exact route through Arizona. This program will allow audiences to travel with the entourage through images by famous artists, maps, and scenic and historic photographs of the pueblos, crossbow dart points, and other archaeological remains from one of Coronado campsites.
Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than seventy museums in every corner of the state. He wrote the pictorial history book, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, is a part-time editor for Rio Nuevo Publishers, and writes articles for magazines and newspapers. Turner moved to Tucson in 1951, earned a master’s degree in U.S. history from the University of Arizona, and has been researching, writing, and teaching Arizona history for almost forty years.