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Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post

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523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
928-289-2434 http://winslowarizona.org/

May 2016

Arizona’s War Town: Flagstaff Navajo Ordnance Depot, and World War II

May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, the War Department announced the construction of a massive ammunition depot ten miles west of Flagstaff at Bellemont on U.S. Highway 66. Flagstaff’s population exploded from five to twenty thousand. The Army rushed the $17 million project to completion in a spasm of boomtown upheaval. Several thousand Navajo and Hopi construction workers stayed on to run the struggling new depot, the key storage facility for the Port of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Navy halted plummeting…

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July 2016

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindbergh’s 1929 Aerial Survey of Southwest Prehistoric Sites

July 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Pilot Charles Lindbergh (the “Lone Eagle”) is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology.  During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites; taking numerous photos and even landing at remote Canyon de Chelly.  The presentation features many of their historic photographs and describes this important -…

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September 2016

Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History preserved in their Quilts

September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Written in Thread: Arizona Women’s History preserved in their Quilts traces the history of Arizona through women who recorded pieces of their lives in their needlework.  The colorful patterns of women’s quilts added a spot of brightness to their homes and their lives. They also celebrated and recorded special events with their quilts. Beginning with Mexican women of the 1860s, through Hopi women of the 1990s, this lecture introduces some of the women who pioneered Arizona through the quilts they…

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February 2018

Riders on the Orphan Train: The Arizona Story – Winslow

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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“The Orphan Trains – Arizona’s Hidden History” will be presented at six libraries: Winslow, Prescott, Douglas, Fountain Hills, Wilcox and Prescott Valley. The program is designed to inform, entertain, and engage audiences of all ages and to tell the story of about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history and the local legacies of their relocation. The children’s experiences inspire reflection on the meaning of home inherent in the American Dream. More information at: www.ridersontheorphantrain.org.…

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October 2018

Arizona’s First Meteorite Man: H H Nininger – Winslow

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Winslow Visitor Center/Hubbell Trading Post, 523 W 2nd St
Winslow, AZ 86047 United States
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Harvey Harlow Nininger was an American meteoriticist and educator who revived interest in the scientific study of meteorites in the 1930s and assembled one of the world’s largest personal collections. He is considered the Father of American Meteoritics and was the founder of the American Meteorite Museum near Meteor Crater which subsequently moved to Sedona. He eventually sold his collection to the British Natural History Museum and to the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University. This presentation covers…

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