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ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym

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100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
928-854-4938

November 2017

Hi Jolly and Mystery of the US Army Camel Corps – Lake Havasu

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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This presentation will explore the US Army’s experiment with using camel from the Middle East to make it more mobile in the newly acquired Southwest.  In order to teach the soldiers about camels, a local from the Middle East, who was called Hi Jolly, was shipped over with the camels.  Even though Secretary of War Jefferson Davis desperately wanted the Camel Corps to be successful, the experiment was a failure.  Find out what happened to the camels and their minder,…

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January 2018

From Maiden Lane to Gay Alley: Prostitution in Tucson, 1880-1912 – Lake Havasu

January 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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Prostitution was a main stay business of frontier communities and Tucson was no exception. From 1870 to 1910, Tucson prostitutes worked openly without local government interference. However, as Tucson shed its frontier label for respectable city, Tucson began slowly to condemn its ‘soiled doves.” The talk will examine the lives of Tucson’s prostitutes, their struggles, clients, how they contributed to municipal revenues and eventual removal from Tucson’s growing city center. The talk will also highlight the many pressures Tucson’s prostitutes…

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February 2018

Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of a Local Wine Industry – Lake Havasu City

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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Arizona’s wine industry is booming. Starting from almost nothing in the 1970s, there are now over 50 wineries across the state and more starting every year.  Despite the youth of the current industry, there is a long history of wine-making in Arizona dating back some 200 years. Using numerous illustrations, this presentation traces the fascinating – and often amusing – story of Arizona wine from the Spanish Colonial period to the present.  Topics include pioneering efforts using wild grapes, Mesa’s…

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March 2018

Rivers of Dreams: Stories and Music of Arizona’s Waterways – Lake Havasu City

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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Arizona’s rivers were first, lush green ribbons of life through a desert landscape. They became sustaining paths, first for the indigenous, later for immigrants leaving wagon tracks. On the Salt River, Hohokam built vast canals to direct water for irrigation. The first European citizens of Phoenix used these same trenches. The history, stories and songs are shared interactively. Jay Craváth, Ph.D. is a composer, writer, and scholar in the field of music and Indigenous studies. He crafts programs from these…

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April 2018

Flagstaff Pioneer John Elden:  Murder, Mystery, Myth and History – Lake Havasu City

April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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The best-known and perhaps most visited grave site in northern Arizona belongs to little Johnny Elden, Jr. His 1887 murder remains one of the most infamous in Territorial history. Today, Johnny rests alone in a rock-covered grave at the base of the mountain named for his father. A beautiful U.S. Forest Service interpretive panel nearby describes the awful crime. Johnny was just six years old when he was shot and killed by itinerant mule skinner Bob Roberts in a dispute…

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November 2018

Specters of the Past: Arizona’s Ghost Towns – Lake Havasu

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradually becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark’s…

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March 2019

Life on the Lazy B as Lived by an American Cowboy and Rancher (Lake Havasu City)

March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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In 1880, Alan Day’s grandfather homesteaded the Lazy B ranch.  This dusty dry tract of land produced a Supreme Court Justice, a lauded Arizona state senator, and a career rancher, cowboy, and land conservationist. Alan explores the ranching and cowboying life from the chuck wagon years of his childhood, through his adult years of increasing bureaucracy, airplanes, computers and now even drones. At the heart of his stories lie adventures that most of us will never experience, as well as…

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April 2019

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art (Lake Havasu City)

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Mr. Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives. Registered Professional Archaeologist Allen Dart has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since…

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November 2019

Rock Hounds and River Rats: The 1937 Carnegie-CalTech Grand Canyon Expedition

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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In 1937, a team of CalTech geology professors and rough-and-tumble boatmen set out in three small wooden boats on a six-week journey through the Grand Canyon to study the ancient rocks of the canyon’s Inner Gorge. At the time, fewer than a dozen river parties had successfully run the canyon–often with a loss of boats or crew. Leveraging excerpts from several of the members’ trip journals, as well as original photographs and video footage, learn about the adventures, hardships, conflicts,…

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January 2020

The Gila: River of History

January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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Six hundred miles long from its source in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River above Yuma, the Gila has been an important avenue for the movement of birds, animals, plants, and peoples across the desert for millennia. Many cultures have sprung up on its banks, and millions of people depend on the river today—whether they know it or not. Gregory McNamee, author of the prizewinning book Gila: The Life and Death of an…

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March 2020

The Ballad of Arizona

March 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, ASU Gym, 100 University Way
Lake Havasu Ctiy, AZ United States
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Originally conceived to celebrate Arizona’s Centennial in 2012, “The Ballad of Arizona” has been updated to provide a more complete survey of important, but often little-known, chapters of Arizona’s unique history. A blend of music, video, and lecture, “The Ballad of Arizona” is similar to “A Prairie Home Companion” but with an Arizona twist. The dozen vignettes featured in the presentation include the Buffalo Soldiers, dude ranch history, the Code Talkers, forester Aldo Leopold, Japanese-American Internment, famous cattle drives, the…

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