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1:00 pm

The Ballad of Arizona

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun Lakes Methodist Church, 9248 East Riggs Road
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 United States
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Originally conceived to celebrate Arizona’s Centennial in 2012, “The Ballad of Arizona” has been updated to provide a more complete survey of important, but often little-known, chapters of Arizona’s unique history. A blend of music, video, and lecture, “The Ballad of Arizona” is similar to “A Prairie Home Companion” but with an Arizona twist. The... Read More

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5:30 pm

Arizona’s Great Escape

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 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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6:00 pm

Arizona: a History of Snake Oil Salesmen, Scams, and Hoaxes

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main St.
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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Since the earliest days, Arizonans have been visited by entrepreneurs offering all kinds of get rich quick schemes. Benefitting from tales of abundant resources in the territory, limited law enforcement and communication, a scoundrel could create enticing promise of riches and success without much external oversight. Newspapers often fanned the hysteria only to later denounce... Read More

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