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Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – Surprise
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11:00 am

Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – Surprise

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City of Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374 United States
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The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and... Read More

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5:30 pm

Artist on the Southwest Road: Willard J. Page – Florence

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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Willard J. Page, 1885-1958, worked as a quick-draw artist with the Redpath-Horner Chautauqua, but when that work ended about 1920, he turned to painting miniature landscapes, souvenirs, or “suitcase art.” Because his wife, Ethel, suffered from crippling arthritis, Willard built a camper on a Dodge chassis, and the couple spent winters traveling from their home... Read More

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On the Road Since 1925: The Colorful History of Arizona Highways Magazine – Yuma

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Cultural Center, 645 S. 2nd Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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The first issue of Arizona Highways magazine was published in April, 1925. In this presentation, former publisher Win Holden will share the fascinating story of how a brochure produced by the Arizona Highway Department evolved into one of the most respected and revered publications in the world. With annual economic impact of over $65 million,... Read More

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6:00 pm

The Woman Who Shot Cowboys: Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa – Kingman

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mohave Community College Kingman Campus, 1971 E Jagerson Ave
Kingman, AZ 86409 United States
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Anyone who has ever stared down an angry bull coming full throttle across an arena will understand why rodeo photographer Louise Serpa often uttered the adage, “Never Don’t Pay Attention.” Born into New York society, Louise ended up out west with her nose buried in the dirt & her eye glued to a camera, becoming... Read More

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7:00 pm

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits, Why Repatriation Matters – Flagstaff

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern Arizona University Liberal Arts Room 120, 700 S. Humphreys, Bldg 18
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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In recent years, the return of human remains and sacred objects has transformed museums and Native American communities. Dr. Colwell describes how this repatriation unfolded and why it matters by following the trail of a scalp taken in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. He traces the path as the scalp was removed and transformed into... Read More

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