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10:00 am

Arizona’s Great Escape

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mohave County Library Bullhead City, 1170 E. Hancock Dr
Bullhead City , AZ 86442
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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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1:30 pm

Rock Hounds and River Rats: The 1937 Carnegie-CalTech Grand Canyon Expedition

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Casa Grande Public Library, 449 N. Dry Lake St.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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In 1937, a team of CalTech geology professors and rough-and-tumble boatmen set out in three small wooden boats on a six-week journey through the Grand Canyon to study the ancient rocks of the canyon’s Inner Gorge. At the time, fewer than a dozen river parties had successfully run the canyon–often with a loss of boats... Read More

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