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“Native Roads: A Pictorial Guide to the Hopi and Navajo Nations”
October 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
This presentation covers the broad area from Flagstaff, Arizona to Farmington, New Mexico. In addition to detailing trading posts, prehistoric sites, and the geological wonders of the Four Corners region, this virtual tour uses beautiful slides to present the history, folklore, and legends of this unique domain. Historian Jim Turner was editor of the third edition of Native Roads: A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations written by Fran Kosik and first published in 1995. He shares his travel experiences, insights, and enthusiasm for this enchanting region.
Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than 70 museums in every corner of the state. He is co-author of the 4th-grade textbook The Arizona Story, and his pictorial history book, Arizona: Celebration of the Grand Canyon State, contains more than 530 images. Jim moved to Tucson in 1951, earned a M.A. in U.S. history from the University of Arizona, and has been researching and teaching Arizona history for more than 40 years.