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10:30 am

China Mary: History and Legend

February 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Paradise Valley Community College – Buxton Library, 18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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A 1960 episode of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, the first Western television series, immortalized China Mary as a strong, powerful and ruthless Asian female figure in American popular imagination. The legend of her as an infamous Dragon Lady who ruled Tombstone’s Chinatown with an iron fist cannot be substantiated by historical research.... Read More

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6:00 pm

Arizona’s Great Escape

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mohave County Library Lake Havasu Branch, 1779 McCulloch Blvd N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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During the night of Christmas Eve in 1944, twenty-five Nazi German prisoners of war escaped from Papago Park POW camp on the outskirts of Phoenix and headed towards Mexico. These men were hardcore Nazis, ex U-boat commanders, and submariners, who had successfully dug a nearly 200-foot underground tunnel that took four months to complete. Many... Read More

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6:30 pm

Borders, Walls, and Immigration in Arizona

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Patagonia Public Library, 346 Duquesne, PO Box 415
Patagonia, AZ 85624 United States
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The Arizona-Mexico border is a line of separation and a place of coming together. This paradox shapes the borderland region and its people in fascinating and important ways. In this talk, Dr. Warren offers a historical and geographical overview of the formation of the Arizona- Mexico border and its evolution since the 1800s. The program... Read More

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7:00 pm

Theodore Roosevelt Slept Here

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Quartzsite Community Center, 295 E. Chandler
Quartzsite, AZ 85346 United States
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Theodore Roosevelt exhibited a greater influence on Arizona than perhaps any other president. He was the first sitting president to visit Arizona, employed an executive order to preserve the Grand Canyon, established a variety of wildlife refuges and reclamation projects, and enjoyed outdoor recreation in the area. This program will share Roosevelt’s widespread influence in... Read More

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