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Pima County Library – Dusenberry- River

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January 2023

Water in the Southwest: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? with Jennifer Richter

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pima County Public Library – Dunsberry Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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It has been said that “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” This is especially true of water politics in the American Southwest, a region defined by its lack of water. The massive 20th century federal investments into dam systems controlled the great rivers of the West, allowing cities like Phoenix to “bloom like a rose” and grow exponentially. As we look to our future, many questions arise. Where does our water come from? Who benefited from changing water…

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March 2023

Following the Bugle: Military Wives on the Arizona Frontier with Jan Cleere

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pima County Public Library – Dunsberry Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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When the US Army ordered troops into Arizona Territory in the 19th century to protect and defend newly established settlements, military men often brought their wives and families. Most of the women were from refined, eastern-bred families with little knowledge of the territory. Their letters, diaries, and journals from their years on army posts reveal untold hardships and challenges. They learned to cope with the sparseness, the heat, sickness, and danger, including wildlife they never imagined. These women were bold,…

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April 2023

Caretakers of the Land: A Story of Farming and Community in San Xavier with Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pima County Public Library – Dusenberry-River, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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Farming has always been the way of life for the Tohono O’odham community in San Xavier, located just south of Tucson. Their way of life depended on access to the land and to the water, namely the Santa Cruz River, which nourished agriculture in the area for generations. But a history of division sown through government land allotments and land development plans, coupled with the declining flow of the Santa Cruz, fractured community farming. How did the community come together…

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