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Dorothy Powell Senior Center

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405 E 6th St
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
520-421-8677

December 2022

Specters of the Past-Ghost Towns That Built Arizona with Jay Mark

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dorothy Powell Senior Center, 405 E 6th St
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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In addition to an entertaining, visual display of the communities, towns and settlements that contributed to the early growth of the state, this presentation also focuses on respect for these diminishing historic resources. Most of the photographs represent a comprehensive exploration of Arizona ghost towns made by Mr. Mark in the 1960’s and 1970’s. This occurred just prior to a major period of incursion and destruction by off-road and all-terrain vehicles. Many sites are no longer extant or have been…

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January 2023

Saviors and Saints on the Arizona Frontier with Jan Cleere

January 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dorothy Powell Senior Center, 405 E 6th St
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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Health care in early Arizona was hardly reliable and frequently nonexistent. Often, settlers were on their own when tragedy struck with women taking on the responsibility for the well-being of their families. And if women were considered incapable of earning the title “Doctor,” they could certainly save souls. Meet a handful of women who influenced the history of the territory through their medical expertise and their spiritual leadership. Theresa Ferrin’s comprehensive understanding of healing herbs earned her the title “Angel…

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March 2023

They Beat the Heat: How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat in the Days Before Air Conditioning with Christine Reid

March 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dorothy Powell Senior Center, 405 E 6th St
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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Drawing from multi-cultural influences of the variety of people who helped build Arizona, discover how creative adaptations in lifestyle, architecture, building materials, town planning and even humor all contributed to surviving intense desert temperatures. What have we forgotten and what can we learn from the wisdom of those who came before as climate becomes a vital and daily issue in life today? Using newspaper clippings, anecdotes, and photographs, the story is told how Arizonans adjusted to life in the desert…

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