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10:00 am

Drop-In Discovery Saturday – Phoenix

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 East Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States

March 18 - Arizona Herb Association Explore samples of plants found on the museum grounds with the perspective of how they fit into the medicine chest, sewing box, and kitchen pantry of those who lived here before the Europeans arrived. Still common in the landscape or scattered in the surrounding desert, plants that function aesthetically... Read More

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11:00 am

Lee Wee Kwon, Chinese Grocer in Tucson, 1917-1965 – Prescott Valley

March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 United States

Lee Wee Kwon, Chinese Grocer in Tucson, 1917-1965 The Chinese had once dominated Tucson’s grocery business. Lee Wee Kwon was among the successful Chinese grocers whose business relied on the patronage of a Hispanic clientele. Lee entered the US as a refugee from Mexican Revolution. Before he came to Tucson, he had lived and worked... Read More

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1:00 pm

FRANK Talks: Civic Engagement – Yuma

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Yuma County Library – Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States

Civic Engagement: What is it & why is it important? Ryan Winkle, Co-founder RAILMesa What is civic engagement? How can you engage and empower people in your communities? Explore the idea that civic participation is not just important, but imperative for a community to be successful. Learn and reflect on how being an “engaged” citizen... Read More

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Swing into History – Prescott

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Phippen Museum, 4701 U.S. HWY 89N
Prescott, AZ 86301 United States

Swing Into History With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic... Read More

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3:00 pm

Sheep Ranchers and Herders of Arizona – Springerville

March 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Stret
Springerville, AZ 85938 United States

Sheep Ranchers and Herders of Arizona An early viable economic activity of the 1800s in Arizona has been mostly forgotten. Basque, Canadians, Danes among others arrived in the mid to late 1800s to graze sheep on thousands of acres practicing transhumance. Many of these men worked for other established ranchers until ultimately they gained a... Read More

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Arizona Ghost Towns – Superior

March 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Superior Chamber of Commerce, 165 W. Main Street
Superior , AZ 85137 United States

Arizona Ghost Towns Ghost towns dot Arizona’s landscape and provide unique insights into a diverse history. Some ghost towns tell a boom-to-bust story with few remaining traces of the people who once lived there, while others, like Jerome, have become thriving tourist destinations. Many are old mining locations that once bustled with life, while others... Read More

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7:00 pm

Little Sur Shot and the Closing of the American West – Cottonwood

March 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deadhorse Ranch State Park –, 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326 United States

Little Sur Shot – Annie Oakley and the Closing of the American West Annie Oakley is perhaps the best recognized, but little know personalities that came out of the American West. Her life story is one which is enmeshed deeply into the fabric of the American character.  However it was not a cookie cutter life.... Read More

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