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Coolidge Public Library

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160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
520-723-6030 http://www.coolidgeaz.com/library

February 2019

The Lives and Achievements of Tucson’s Unknown African American Pioneers, 1860-1910 (Coolidge)

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Tucson’s African-American community overcame numerous scandals to become some of the city’s most prosperous and well-known citizens. Newspapers throughout the Arizona territory captured more than their unlawful exploits but gave biographical information about each African-American. Men like George Bragg, who was a barber by trade, made headlines that rocked when he was charged with the attempted murder of the railroad Superintendent and his family. Women like Fannie Garcia challenged social mores by using her millions to fight conviction for marrying…

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March 2019

Hellraising, Heroic and Hidden Women of the Old West (Coolidge)

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coolidge Public Library, 160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Although history tries to tell us ONLY men settled the Old West, that is shattered by Jana's verbal tour through some of the amazing women who made all the difference. Any woman who came West in the 1800s had to be full of grit and spit to survive and Jana has collected the stories of dozens of women who prove it. Ever heard of Donaldina Cameron or Biddy Mason? Sharlot Hall or Pearl Hart—Arizona's infamous stagecoach robber? Jana reveals the…

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