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2:00 pm

Arizona’s Great Escape

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 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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5:15 pm

Theodore Roosevelt Slept Here

February 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Eloy Santa Cruz Library, 1000 N. Main St.
Eloy, AZ 85131 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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