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El Molinito Mexican Restaurant

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10180 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
520-798-1201

September 2016

A Boot in the Door: Pioneer Women Archaeologists of Arizona

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
El Molinito Mexican Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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The men who explored Arizona are legends in the history of the region and of anthropology, but what about the women who accompanied them or explored by themselves?  Did you know that Matilda Coxe Stevenson was a member of the first official government survey of Canyon de Chelly or that Emma Mindeleff surveyed ruins in the Verde Valley while Theresa Russell helped her husband locate Hohokam sites? Probably not, for none are listed in "official" histories. Learn about the hidden…

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February 2018

Cochise and Bascom, How the Apache Wars Began – Tucson

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
El Molinito Mexican Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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In 1861, Lieutenant George Bascom confronted Chiricahua Apache leader Cochise demanding the return of the abducted boy, Felix Ward (aka Mickey Free). The epic 14-day affair, 70 soldiers surrounded by 500 Apaches rescued by the timely intervention of the cavalry, ended in blood with hostages slain on both sides. Congress recognized Dr. Bernard Irwin, who rode with 12 men to relieve the beleaguered soldiers, with the first Medal of Honor. Historians have come to credit Bascom with starting a war.…

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January 2020

Mescal Agave Use in Arizona: Food, Fiber, and Vessel

January 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
El Molinito Mexican Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704 United States
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The agave plant was used by Native peoples for numerous utilitarian items. Mescal served as a valuable food source still being harvested and prepared to this day by many Indigenous groups. For millennia people have pit roasted the heart of the plant yielding a nutritious food staple rich in calcium and zinc. This talk includes the life history of mescal, and the multitude of Tribal uses of this intriguing plant and their long relationship with this plant from centuries ago…

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