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Arizona Kicks on Route 66 (Buckeye)
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10:00 am

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 (Buckeye)

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buckeye Community Center/Senior Center, 201 E. Centre Avenue
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it... Read More

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4:30 pm

Hellraising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West (Coolidge)

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Although history tries to tell us ONLY men settled the Old West, that is shattered by Jana's verbal tour through some of the amazing women who made all the difference. Any woman who came West in the 1800s had to be full of grit and spit to survive and Jana has collected the stories of... Read More

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6:30 pm

Armed with Our Language, We Went to War: The Navajo Code Talkers (Lake Havasu City)

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch, 1779 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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During WWII a select group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines with a unique weapon. Using the Navajo language, they devised a secret code that the enemy never deciphered.  For over 40 years a cloak of secrecy hung over the Code Talker’s service until the code was declassified and they were finally honored... Read More

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7:00 pm

Democracy and the Informed Citizen: An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Devil’s Oasis 660 South College Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
Free

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Genius Fellow Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Refugees (2017) and The Sympathizer (2015), as he interrogates the power of language and the relationship between citizenry and democracy. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won... Read More

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