“The History of Life on Baca Float Ranch (1929-1968)”
In southern Arizona, Baca Float Ranch was located south of Canoa Ranch before it became Rio Rico. The ranch no longer exists. The Bottom of the Bottle, a 1956 Fox Movie production, shares author Georges Simenon’s perception of the people who lived on Baca Float Ranch, and their social lifestyle. Scholar Gregory McNamee offers a lively look into the movies made and stars who shared stories of western lifestyles in and around Canoa, followed by a viewing of a locally inspired 1956 film.
The partnership with the Rio Rico Historical Society and Friends of Canoa Heritage Foundation brings the neighbors of today together to explore how the neighbors of yesterday lived, worked, and engaged socially. This event includes a showing of “The Bottom of the Bottle”, a 1956 Fox Movie production that shares a visiting author’s perception of the people who lived on Baca Float Ranch, and their social lifestyle. Pre and post movie discussion on ranching life in the old Arizona Territory will engage the audience to explore the history of the Southern Arizona’s ranching lifestyle has evolved, and what still remains today.