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January 2022

Miners, Cowboys and Washerwomen: The Worksongs of Arizona with Jay Craváth

January 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St.
Kingman, AZ 86401 United States
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In a narrative and musical portrait of working-class music, Dr. Craváth explores its roots and rhythms in our state. From Hopi basket songs, the Yavapai acorn gathering songs, to the cotton fields of Chandler and the crooked streets of Jerome, songs were companions to the immigrants who explored and built our state. Through performance and discussion, these tales, which reveal so much of the nature and character of a people, are explored. This program is cohosted by Sounds of Kingman.…

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February 2022

Desert Rats, River Runners, and Canyon Crawlers: Four Arizona Explorers with Gregory McNamee

February 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mohave Museum of History and Arts, 400 W. Beale St.
Kingman, AZ 86401 United States
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Francisco Garcés, a Franciscan friar, arrived in what is now Arizona in 1768. Assigned to the church at San Xavier del Bac south of present-day Tucson, he traveled widely throughout Arizona and California, charting overland routes that later travelers would follow. Near where Garcés would meet his death in 1781, an American soldier named Joseph Christmas Ives embarked on an arduous expedition up the Colorado River, one of the first Americans to see what he called the Big Canyon. A…

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