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Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – El Mirage
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10:30 am

Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – El Mirage

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
El Mirage Senior Center, 14010 El Mirage Rd
El Mirage, AZ 85335 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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2:00 pm

Life on the Lazy B as Lived by an American Cowboy and Rancher – Ajo

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Salazar-Ajo Library, 15 W. Plaza St. #179
Ajo, AZ 85321 United States
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In 1880, Alan Day’s grandfather homesteaded the Lazy B ranch.  This dusty dry tract of land produced a Supreme Court Justice, a lauded Arizona state senator, and a career rancher, cowboy, and land conservationist. Alan explores the ranching and cowboying life from the chuck wagon years of his childhood, through his adult years of increasing... Read More

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5:00 pm

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers – Lake Havasu

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mohave Community College: Lake Havasu City Campus Library, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored... Read More

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