Talking Code with a Secret Weapon: Navajo Code Talkers Speak with Laura Tohe

Fountain Hills Community Center 13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines unaware that they would develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. Excerpts from live interviews with the Code Talkers tell […]

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

Fountain Hills Activity Center 13001 N. La Montana Dr.,, Fountain Hills, AZ, United States

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 and expose […]

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