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Dusenberry-River Branch Library

5605 E River Rd #105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
520-594-5345 http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/RIV/

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March 2018

William H. Emory, The Heroic Opening of the American Southwest – Tucson

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E River Rd #105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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Lieutenant William H. Emory, topographical engineer, rode with General Kearny in the 1846/47 conquest of New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Bold Emory, as he was known at West Point, fought beside the general at the Battle of San Pascual. Throughout his trek from Missouri to California, he recorded the terrain, its people, ruins, flora and fauna. His map opened the Southern Emigrant Road to travel and his published work introduced the Southwest to the American people and established the need…

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