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Yuma County Library District – Wellton Library

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28790 San Jose Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85356 United States
928-785-9575

January 2019

Along the California Trail – Wellton

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yuma County Library District – Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85356 United States
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An ancient set of Indian paths and the natural flow of the Gila River created a major artery for travel through pioneer Arizona. The Gila provided a route for the earliest traders, including Toltecs of Mexico, who traded with the Anasazi and Hohokam. The intrepid Padre Francisco Garces, performed missionary work during six excursions along the trail. U.S. surveying expeditions, immigrants—such as the ill-fated Oatman family—and seekers of the California gold fields join the list. The journals, stories, songs and…

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