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They Beat the Heat: How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat in the Days Before Air Conditioning with Christine Reid

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They Beat the Heat: How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat in the Days Before Air Conditioning with Christine Reid

January 28, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FREE

Drawing from multi-cultural influences of the variety of people who helped build Arizona, discover how creative adaptations in lifestyle, architecture, building materials, town planning and even humor all contributed to surviving intense desert temperatures. What have we forgotten and what can we learn from the wisdom of those who came before as climate becomes a vital and daily issue in life today? Using newspaper clippings, anecdotes, and photographs, the story is told how Arizonans adjusted to life in the desert before the arrival of air conditioners.

This event is cohosted by Mohave County Library – Lake Havasu City Branch. This is an in-person evet

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Christine Reid is intrigued by Arizona’s diverse and rich western heritage as a writer and researcher with the Pinal County Historical Society and Community Scholar for the Anthem at Merrill Ranch lifelong learning program. She continues that deep interest while serving on many of the town of Florence’s heritage projects and agencies. Committed to sharing history in a lively manner, she presents the sometimes hidden or forgotten aspects of Arizona’s characters and history.

Details

Date:
January 28, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.mohavecountylibrary.us/lake-havasu-city/

Venue

Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch
1770 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Phone:
(928) 453-0718
Website:
http://mohavecountylibrary.info/mohave/lakehavasu.asp