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April 2021

Lives of Arizonans from Memoirs and Fiction with Jim Turner

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
AZ United States
FREE

Arizona pioneers tell their stories in diaries, letters, and memoirs. Martha Summerhayes’s beloved Vanished Arizona and Captain John Bourke’s On the Border with Crook, plus biographies of Hopi, Pima, and Tohono O’odham women describe their lives and feelings. But we’ll also look at fiction, including Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop, Zane Gray’s Riders of the Purple Sage, and contemporary authors like Marguerite Noble’s Filaree and Nancy Turner’s These is My Words. Richly illustrated with historic photographs and artwork,…

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June 2021

The 1894 Lowell Expedition to Arizona with Kevin Schindler

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
AZ United States
FREE

In 1894 an Easterner named Andrew Douglass explored Arizona Territory in search of an ideal site to establish an astronomical observatory for Bostonian Percival Lowell. Traveling by train and stagecoach, Douglass visited Tombstone, Tucson, Tempe, Prescott and Flagstaff. While making scientific observations at each locale, he experienced a variety of unforeseen episodes. This expedition is a classic tale of western adventure with a twist of scientific intrigue. This program is being co-hosted by the City of Surprise. REGISTER HERE. ABOUT…

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