Arizona Snake Oil Salesmen, Scams, and Hoaxes with Christine Reid

Fairway Branch Library 10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City, AZ, United States

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION Entrepreneurs offering assorted “get rich quick” schemes and “cure-alls” have visited Arizona since the early days. Benefitting from tales of abundant resources in the territory, limited law enforcement and communication, a scoundrel could create enticing promises of wealth and health without much external oversight. Newspapers often fanned the hysteria only to later denounce […]


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