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Buckeye Public Library – Downtown Branch

310 N. 6th Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
623-349-6300 http://www.buckeyeaz.gov/library/

March 2016

Tombstone, Arizona: The Town Too Tough to die

March 1, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Buckeye Public Library – Downtown Branch, 310 N. 6th Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Tombstone, which had a reputation, as one of the West's wildest mining towns, owes its beginning to Ed Schieffelin, who prospected the nearby hills. From nearby Fort Huachuca, Schieffelin told a soldier that the mountains’ rich colors looked very promising for mineral wealth. The soldier said "All you'll find in those hills is your tombstone". In February 1878 Schieffelin found a vein of rich silver ore and registered two claims as the Tombstone and the Graveyard. During this presentation Jane…

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March 2017

All Hat and No Cattle: The language of the American West – Buckeye

March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buckeye Public Library – Downtown Branch, 310 N. 6th Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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All Hat and No Cattle: The language of the American West Every day we use words and phrases whose roots lie in our western heritage. Words like “brand,” “maverick,” and “dude,” along with phrases like” climb down off your high horse” and “passing the buck” all grew out of the culture and experiences of those who moved into and lived in the American West. These creative words are poetic, descriptive and often quite humorous like the saying “He’s got a…

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October 2018

The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona – Buckeye

October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Buckeye Public Library – Downtown Branch, 310 N. 6th Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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The ancient Hohokam culture of Arizona constructed at least 200 ball courts more than 800 years ago. These oval depressions were likely used to play a ball game that originated in southern Mexico, where the game was played with a rubber ball and had a very important role in reenacting the creation of humans in this world. This presentation will describe the recorded Hohokam ball courts located within Hohokam villages scattered throughout Arizona, summarize what archaeologists propose they were used…

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February 2020

Arizona: a History of Snake Oil Salesmen, Scams, and Hoaxes

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buckeye Public Library – Downtown Branch, 310 N. 6th Street
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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Since the earliest days, Arizonans have been visited by entrepreneurs offering all kinds of get rich quick schemes. Benefitting from tales of abundant resources in the territory, limited law enforcement and communication, a scoundrel could create enticing promise of riches and success without much external oversight. Newspapers often fanned the hysteria only to later denounce and expose the schemes. People from across America came west to seek a better life. When that better life proved too slow in materializing, they…

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