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Wrangling 1500 Wild Mustangs: Insights into the Wild Horse Controversy (Parker)
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1:00 pm

Wrangling 1500 Wild Mustangs: Insights into the Wild Horse Controversy (Parker)

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Arizona Western College / Parker Learning Center, 1109 Geronimo Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344 United States
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In 1989, Alan Day lobbied the United States Congress and was granted approval to create our country’s first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary on his South Dakota ranch. At the time, the government housed roughly 2,000 horses in feedlots. Fifteen hundred of those wild mustangs came to live at Mustang Meadows Ranch where, for four years,... Read More

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Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona (Tucson)

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85749 United States
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For a state that has been home to Geronimo, Wyatt Earp, César Chavez and Wonder Women, you would think Arizona earned some respect. Yet achieving statehood was a 50-year struggle, which finally ended on February 14, 1912. Jana borrows from both her work for True West Magazine and her work for Phoenix Magazine to put... Read More

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4:30 pm

From Maiden Lane to Gay Alley: Prostitution in Tucson, 1880-1912 (Coolidge)

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Prostitution was a main stay business of frontier communities and Tucson was no exception. From 1870 to 1910, Tucson prostitutes worked openly without local government interference. However, as Tucson shed its frontier label for respectable city, Tucson began slowly to condemn its ‘soiled doves.” The talk will examine the lives of Tucson’s prostitutes, their struggles,... Read More

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7:00 pm

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art (Winslow)

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post/Winslow Chamber of Commerce, 523 W. Second St,
Winslow, AZ 86047-3319 United States
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Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Mr. Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol... Read More

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