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June 2022

Specters of the Past-Ghost Towns That Built Arizona with Jay Mark

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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In addition to an entertaining, visual display of the communities, towns and settlements that contributed to the early growth of the state, this presentation also focuses on respect for these diminishing historic resources. Most of the photographs represent a comprehensive exploration of Arizona ghost towns made by Mr. Mark in the 1960’s and 1970’s. This occurred just prior to a major period of incursion and destruction by off-road and all-terrain vehicles. Many sites are no longer extant or have been…

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August 2022

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers with Dr. Laura Tohe

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to 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. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland before and after the war, including my father. They returned home…

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