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May 2014

Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout and Autobiographer

May 6, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Mike Burns lived a long life in two worlds. Born in about 1862 into the Kwevkepaya (Yavapai) people, he was taken prisoner by U.S. soldiers after his family was massacred at a place called Skeleton Cave. He lived for years as something between a captive and a servant until joining the Indian Scouts, riding against Sitting Bull after the Battle of Little Bighorn and Geronimo in the Apache Wars. McNamee, the editor of Burns’s memoir The Only One Living to…

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June 2014

A Story, A Story: African and African American Oral Tradition and Storytelling

June 3, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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When the African slave was brought to the Caribbean and North and South America, s/he brought her oral literature and performance style. This presentation focuses on the transfer of those oral traditions from African culture to African American culture. Such traditions can be heard in trickster stories, but also observed in the narration of myths, folk tales, sermons, jokes, proverbs, folk sayings, signifying, capping, testifying, toasting, on street corners, in barbershops, in beauty shops, the blues, rapping and hip-hop. In…

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How Wild Was It? Crime and Justice in Arizona Territory

June 17, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Arizona’s territorial era has the reputation of being a violent and crime-ridden place with ineffective criminal justice institutions. This presentation provides an overview of crime and justice in Arizona Territory. Based on data from court cases and newspapers, it describes the types of crimes most commonly committed and the justice system’s response to them. Contrary to popular perception, crime was not particularly violent, nor was crime itself a particular problem. Moreover, Arizona Territory’s justice system was relatively effective compared to…

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July 2014

Saving the Great American West: The Story of George Bird Grinnell

July 1, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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August 2014

The Creation of the American Southwest, 1750-1950

August 12, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Gratton uses unique census data, images, and maps to reveal the historical experience of Indians, Hispanics, other Americans, and immigrants in the region we call the American Southwest. Before the Mexican American War, the region was dominated by indigenous nations. Migrants from other parts of the United States and European immigrants sparked a rapid growth of population after 1848 and, between 1900 and 1930, mass immigration from Mexico created the distinctive Southwest we know today.   Brian Gratton, a Professor…

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October 2014

How I Learned English

October 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Learning English as a second language comes with a lot of baggage. It’s not just “i” before “e” except after “c.” Influences include family, economics, culture, immigration, geography, politics, the law, and education. This presentation focuses on the different ways people learn English. Surprisingly, most people surveyed, learned English by simply being tossed into the deep end of the pool, as it were. Audience members who recall learning English will testify to their experiences.   Tom Miller has been bringing…

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November 2014

Native Roads: A Virtual Guide to the Hopi and Navajo Nations

November 4, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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As editor of the third edition of Fran Kosik’s classic travel book, A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations, Turner retraced her routes in January 2013, updating information on dozens of intriguing Native American trading posts, prehistoric ruins, museums, and natural wonders. Using the pictures taken on that trip, this presentation creates a visual travelogue of this vast, beautiful, and culturally unique domain.   Before retiring from the Arizona Historical Society, Jim Turner worked with more than…

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February 2015

Father Kino: Journey to Discovery

February 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Through his many diaries and letters it is obvious that Father Kino was more than a missionary who worked among the Native Americans. While his name is often associated with the San Xavier del Bac Mission, he was also a skilled mathematician and cartographer.   He made more than 40 expeditions during his life while living in what was called Pimería Alta.  His travels resulted in the first detailed map of the area and information on the people and cultures of…

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?:  German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries as Founders of Sonora/Arizona

February 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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We commonly assume that the early history of the Pimeria Alta (now Sonora/Arizona) was greatly determined by the Spanish colonizers. But, in reality, the Jesuit Order can be credited with having had the greatest impact on the region, perhaps best represented by Padre Eusebio Kino.  A surprisingly large number of his successors hailed from German-speaking lands and they all played major roles in the early history of the Southwest. This presentation illuminates the historical background of the Jesuit Order and…

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Differing Perspectives:  An Overview of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

February 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is often described solely in terms of international diplomacy, particularly Western involvement in exacerbating or attempting to resolve instability in the region.  However, more crucial to an understanding of the nature of the conflict are internal issues, namely the differing perspectives that separate Palestinians from Israelis and make their disagreements so intractable.  This presentation provides an historical overview that highlights how each group holds different interpretations of their shared history and provides the background on the eight…

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March 2015

Desperado Trails: Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier

March 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Hang on to your hats as you ride the trails beside some of Arizona’s most wicked renegades during a time when massacres, mayhem and mischief ran rampant throughout Arizona Territory. Learn the sordid details of desperadoes such as cattle/horse rustler and murderer Augustine Chacon who claimed he killed over fifty men, ladies-man Buckskin Frank Leslie who had a deadly aim and an impatient trigger finger, lawman-turned-outlaw Burt Alvord, and murderer Charles P. Stanton. And watch out for the ladies! Meet…

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Growing Up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona

March 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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“Growing Up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona” is a plática (informal talk) about Chicanas who lived in the mining town of Morenci, Arizona, during the early to middle 1900s. Through historic photographs, readings from Suffer Smoke and Water from the Moon, and oral history interviews, Björkquist portrays the lives of girls and women of Morenci. Audience members leave with a historically accurate picture of life for Mexican Americans in a segregated copper mining town. This inspirational presentation pays tribute to four…

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Arts and Culture of Ancient Southern Arizona Hohokam Indians

March 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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The Hohokam archaeological culture flourished in southern Arizona as early as the sixth century. Hohokam artifacts, architecture, and other material culture provide clues allowing archaeologists to identify where the Hohokam lived, interpret how they adapted to the Sonoran Desert for centuries, and explain why their culture collapsed in the mid-1400s. This presentation illustrates Hohokam material culture and presents possible interpretations about their relationships to the natural world, time reckoning, religious practices, beliefs, and deities, and possible reasons for the eventual…

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Swing into History: Popular Music of the Big Band Era

March 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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With the exception of the most ardent collectors and the older generations, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio.  Join Larson as he revisits the sounds that America listened and danced to for more than three decades.  Learn how iconic artists like Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald first got their start, along with fellow vocalists, composers, and musicians.  And, enjoy the real thing, as Larson plays…

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Arizona Kicks on Route 66

March 31, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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April 2015

Reading Mexican Border Town Pasts with Photographic Postcards

April 20, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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What did Mexican border towns look like in the past? Is there a way to reconstruct the visual past of these towns using popular imagery? The picture postcard is one way to rediscover that past. This project examines the use and application of photographic postcards to the historical geographic study of towns on the Mexican border. Arranged and analyzed systematically, picture postcards permit us to visualize a serial view of people and place thereby enhancing our understanding of changes in…

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Arizona’s Historic Trading Posts

April 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Early traders traveled through Arizona Territory, selling goods from their wagons, but they soon built stores that evolved into trading and social centers where wool, sheep, and Native arts were exchanged for sugar and salt, pots, pans, bridles, and saddles. Navajo trading posts are best known, but trading posts existed on every reservation in Arizona. Traders became the intermediaries between Native peoples and the outside world, providing not only hard goods, but other services including translation, correspondence, and transportation. Trading…

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Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor

April 28, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Join Temple as she presents Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor, the central figure in a western mining frontier saga involving money, divorce, family heartbreak, and pioneer resilience.  Baby Doe was admired by miners and hated by “decent” women, yet she captured the heart of the richest man in the West, Horace Tabor.  After winning Horace away from his respected first wife, Baby Doe fought to gain respect as the second Mrs. Tabor.  But bankruptcy and tragic relationships changed the course of…

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May 2015

All Hat and No Cattle: The Language of the American West

May 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Every day we use words and phrases whose roots lie in the American West. Words like “brand,” “maverick,” and “railroaded,” 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 resided west of the Mississippi. These creative words and phrases are poetic, descriptive and often quite humorous, like the saying “He’s got a ten-dollar Stetson on a five-cent head.” Ride shotgun with Renzi as he…

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Sustainability Issues in Arizona: A Moral Responsibility?

May 26, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Join Goodwin in a conversation about sustainability issues facing Arizona. Topics can include the coal-burning Navajo Generating Station, the Colorado River dams, uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, wind turbines, water conservation and catchment, the costs of water and electricity, preservation of natural landscapes, and others. The presentation can be focused on one or more issues. Background information about these topics will be provided, but the presentations will focus on what personal, moral, legal, or policy issues are involved. The…

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June 2015

Growing Old with Humor

June 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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The Nilsens will illustrate ways that humor helps people face the challenges of growing old.  They will discuss some of the differences between growing old as a male and growing old as a female, and also how growing old differs in a capitalistic society like the United States, as compared to a traditional society like Afghanistan, where they lived for two years in the late 1960s.  The Nilsens hope that audience members will come ready to share some of their…

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July 2015

Honky Tonks, Brothels and Mining Camps: Entertainment in Old Arizona

July 14, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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In pioneer Arizona, among the best places to experience the performing arts were in the mining towns. Striking it rich meant having disposable income and miners, like the well-heeled of the Gilded Age, wanted to demonstrate their sophistication with culture. From the early popular music of ragtime and minstrelsy evolved orchestras, operas and glee clubs that performed in Tombstone and other hamlets. Perhaps the most popular form of musical entertainment was the concert band, in shells and stages throughout the…

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September 2015

A Most Colorful Character: The Life and Times of George W.P. Hunt, Arizona’s First Governor

September 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Arizona has had its share of colorful politicians but none more so than George W. P. Hunt, Arizona’s first governor. From his birth in rural Missouri in 1859 to his death in Phoenix in 1934, Hunt was always the character. He was elected to office seven times, but declared the loser in his 1916 bid for re-election. Following this loss, he locked himself in the governor’s suite and refused to vacate the premises. This presentation offers an up-close examination of…

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October 2015

Arizona Tourism from Stagecoaches to Kayaks

October 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Ever since the Grand Canyon became grand, tourists have been flocking to Arizona to see the sights and experience the unique landscape and indigenous cultures. This presentation covers the whole state over more than a century. From 1880s Grand Canyon stagecoach and mule rides, the Fred Harvey railroad era (Harvey Girls and Indian Detours), auto camping on Route 66 in the 1920s, Tombstone’s Helldorado Days, dude ranches, post-World War II getting your kicks on Route 66, all the way to…

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November 2015

Signs of the Times: Arizona’s Golden Age of Neon & Signs

November 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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The rise of car travel in the 40s, 50s and 60s meant that thousands of people were traversing the broad expanses of the Southwest looking for new landscapes and adventure. As the cars sped past, restaurants, motels, curio shops and gas stations needed large, bright signs to make an impression. This informative and entertaining visual presentation explores the social significance of the rise of commercial neon signs, and references the designers whose signs became iconic images that defined the West…

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March 2016

The GENIUS of Hip Hop

March 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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This session features the principle that Hip Hop performs an important social function, and consequently the messaging within it. We will examine why and how something so controversial and marginal could become so mainstream and central, becoming a billion-dollar business today! Using history as a backdrop, we explore particular genres, artists, styles, sounds, images, and rhetorical techniques within the Hip Hop movement. Finally, by analyzing the various literary, musical, and methodological techniques employed in Hip Hop, participants will better understand…

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African American Pioneers of Arizona

March 29, 2016 @ 5:50 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Featuring compelling documentaries based on interviews, this presentation shares stories about prominent African Americans who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.  Such luminaries include the late Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Betty Fairfax, Judge Jean Williams, Rev. Warren Stewart, Councilman Calvin Goode, and Carol Coles Henry.  Each individual’s life is contextualized using prominent events that have taken place in Arizona and the impact his/her work had on the social, cultural and political lives of the state is discussed. Akua Duku…

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April 2016

Annie Neal the Black Cherokee Princess: Host to Royalty, the Rich, Buffalo Bill, and a Mighty Sharp Shooter

April 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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In 1896 in a tiny Arizona town, Annie Box Neal presided over her luxury hotel and her elite guests from Europe, Asia, and America. It was a list that included Italian Countesses, Russian Princes, Ambassadors, and the wealthy. Annie treated them all the same and gave them a good taste of western hospitality. In some ways her guests left their mark on this frontier village. Some helped build a town,  Buffalo Bill went gold hunting, and most just enjoyed the…

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August 2016

FRANK Talks: War, Liberty & Law

August 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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War, Liberty & Law: The U.S. Constitution and Crisis Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies There is a fundamental tension between national security and individual liberty. The Bill of Rights guarantees certain liberties, free speech and press, peaceable assembly, the right to bear arms and be free from unlawful searches and seizures, among them. But during times of war, and even times of peace, the government’s war-making power may trample on individual rights…

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October 2016

Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

October 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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What is Día de los Muertos? Where did it come from, what are its roots? How do we celebrate it here in the U.S.? Día los Muertos or Days of the Dead is a significant and highly celebrated holiday in Mexico, Latin America, and Southwestern U.S. To understand Día de los Muertos one has to set aside preconceived notions. To many Mexicans, death is not a subject to be feared, ignored, or divorced from the living. One cannot celebrate life…

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November 2016

The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

November 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Join Gregory McNamee, the…

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December 2016

“On the Road Again”: Don’t Forget the Small Towns! – Bisbee

December 6, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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As the mode of transportation changed from wagons to trains to the affordable automobile and roads were built across the country, families began a process of “leisure travel” that the automobile could provide. The “new tourist” was no longer restricted by a train’s timetable or its set route. The wide open spaces and the off-the-beaten path were theirs to explore. As roads turned into superhighways, small town America got left behind. Working with local artistic talent and others, communities worked…

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February 2017

FRANK Talks: Conspiracy and Credibility – Bisbee

February 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Conspiracy and Credibility: Look Who’s Talking, about What — Law Talk and Loose Talk Dr. T.J. Davis, Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies It is undeniable that words have power, the power to teach, to defend, to inspire and to offend, the power to reveal facts and falsehoods, the power to foster democracy in a civil society. But what happens when the words people choose cause harm? What is fact and what is opinion? What is…

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April 2017

Performing From Place: Earth to Microphone with Ken Lamberton – Bisbee

April 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Performing From Place: Earth to Microphone Reading and Q&A - 5:30 p.m. Ken Lamberton will read lyrical prose and poems from his book Wilderness and Razor Wire and from other publications, focusing on his experiences with the natural world in southern Arizona where he has lived for 50 years. ABOUT KEN LAMBERTON Ken Lamberton is the author of Wilderness and Razor Wire (Mercury House, 2000), which won the 2002 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing.  He has published six…

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December 2017

Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction: Sedona Schnebly – Bisbee

December 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Since doing the first interview with one of Sedona’s daughters, 35 years passed before the final page of this biography was written. This is the journal her great-granddaughter wishes she had found in the family archives. Hear passages from the manuscript and how family stories were handled; as well as the cultural and family research process that plays a part in crafting a historically accurate biography. During 35 years in newspaper, magazine and broadcasting, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger discovered that “journalism…

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Climate and Moral Responsibility in Arizona – Bisbee

December 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Global warming presents humanity with one of the most difficult ethical challenges ever faced. More than just a scientific problem this is a collective action problem requiring that we work together to find appropriate strategies for adaptation. It requires recognizing attribution of cause and effect and careful consideration of the likely outcomes of harm to others. Future generations will have their quality of life impacted through the loss of species habitat and with it many of the creatures that have…

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January 2018

Climate and Moral Responsibility in Arizona – Bisbee

January 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Global warming presents humanity with one of the most difficult ethical challenges ever faced. More than just a scientific problem this is a collective action problem requiring that we work together to find appropriate strategies for adaptation. It requires recognizing attribution of cause and effect and careful consideration of the likely outcomes of harm to others. Future generations will have their quality of life impacted through the loss of species habitat and with it many of the creatures that have…

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April 2018

Even Words Not Spoken Break Silence: Writing to Reclaim, Heal & Transform – Bisbee

April 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Even Words Not Spoken Break Silence: Writing to Reclaim, Heal & Transform 4:00 p.m. Workshop 5:30 p.m. Performance Copper Queen Library 6 Main St, Bisbee, AZ 85603 The month of April shares a powerful duality, recognized as National Poetry Month, April is also a time to raise awareness around sexual assault and violence. It is fitting that the month used to honor artistic expression of word also shares space with the work to raise and uplift voices of survivors. Join…

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May 2018

Hydrology and Water Resources 101 – Bisbee

May 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Tuesday, May 22 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Copper Queen Library 6 Main St, Bisbee, AZ 85603 Hydrology and Water Resources 101 with Victoria Hermosilla As we move into the 21st century, our water resources and management will need to become more adaptive under the pressures of population growth and less predictable weather patterns.  This interactive and discussion-based presentation covers the water cycle, surface water and groundwater basics with considerations of water usage as it relates water & energy and water…

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June 2018

How Bisbee’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Works to Secure our Water Future – Bisbee

June 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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How Bisbee’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Works to Secure our Water Future Date and Time: Tuesday, June 12th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Venue or Location: Copper Queen Library Community Partners: City of Bisbee Administration, City of Bisbee Public Works Department Description: Faced with the environmental hazard of raw sewage moving from Naco, Sonora, northward, this presentation will interweave the potential of enhancing Bisbee’s San Jose Wastewater Treatment Facility to accept and treat this hazardous flow and reuse the A+ quality effluent…

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Bisbee’s Long “Bromance” with Water – Bisbee

June 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Bisbee’s Long “Bromance” with Water Date and Time Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30 – 7:00 Venue or Location: Copper Queen Library Community Partners: Copper Queen Library Description: A presentation of how Bisbee’s 140 years of social and community history intermingled with its water history - its interactions, its impacts, and its creativity. Presented by Amanda Hetro, Curator of Education & Collections, Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. More info: http://waterwaysaz.org/events/bisbees-long-bromance-with-water/

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Water Reclamation Meets Bisbee’s Copper Mining History – Bisbee

June 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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Water Reclamation Meets Bisbee’s Copper Mining History Date and Time: Tuesday, June 26th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Venue or Location Name and Full Address: Copper Queen Library Community Partners: Freeport Minerals Inc., Copper Queen Branch Description: For the last decade, Freeport Minerals Inc., Copper Queen Branch, has been working on environmental reclamation of lands impacted by Bisbee 100 years of mining history. This presentation will take an in-depth look at Bisbee’s reclamation activities, in particular those dealing with storm-water runoff…

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February 2020

Arizona’s Great Escape

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Copper Queen Library, 6 Main St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603 United States
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During the night of Christmas Eve in 1944, twenty-five Nazi German prisoners of war escaped from Papago Park POW camp on the outskirts of Phoenix and headed towards Mexico. These men were hardcore Nazis, ex U-boat commanders, and submariners, who had successfully dug a nearly 200-foot underground tunnel that took four months to complete. Many people may have heard of this event, but few know the details. This presentation tells the story of what happened to these German POWs and…

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