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Fountain Hills Activity Center

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13001 N. La Montana Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States

March 2022

Desert Rats, River Runners, and Canyon Crawlers: Four Arizona Explorers with Gregory McNamee

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fountain Hills Activity Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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Francisco Garcés, a Franciscan friar, arrived in what is now Arizona in 1768. Assigned to the church at San Xavier del Bac south of present-day Tucson, he traveled widely throughout Arizona and California, charting overland routes that later travelers would follow. Near where Garcés would meet his death in 1781, an American soldier named Joseph Christmas Ives embarked on an arduous expedition up the Colorado River, one of the first Americans to see what he called the Big Canyon. A…

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April 2022

For the Love of Turquoise with Carrie Cannon

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fountain Hills Activity Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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Turquoise has a long standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, fetishes, medicine pouches, and made bracelets of basketry stems lacquered with piñon resin and inlaid turquoise. Found on six continents across the world, turquoise forms in arid regions through the process of water seeping through rock and…

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