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Fountain Hills Community Center

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13001 N La Montana Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
(480) 816-5200 https://www.fountainhillsaz.gov/239/Community-Center

January 2023

Following the Bugle: Military Wives on the Arizona Frontier with Jan Cleere

January 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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When the US Army ordered troops into Arizona Territory in the 19th century to protect and defend newly established settlements, military men often brought their wives and families. Most of the women were from refined, eastern-bred families with little knowledge of the territory. Their letters, diaries, and journals from their years on army posts reveal untold hardships and challenges. They learned to cope with the sparseness, the heat, sickness, and danger, including wildlife they never imagined. These women were bold,…

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February 2023

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Rock Art with Allen Dart

February 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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Ancient American Indian petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) and pictographs (rock paintings) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. But are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans? Archaeologist Allen Dart illustrates how petroglyph and pictograph styles changed through time and over different parts of the U.S. Southwest both before and after non-Indian peoples entered the region, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted…

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April 2023

Writers of the Purple Sage with Jim Turner

April 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 United States
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From the time humans began to live in communities myths and legends have sought to explain the universe and teach social values. “Arizona Legends, Myths, and Folklore” presents stories from Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Tohono O’odham cultures as well as Hispanic, Euro-American and others. You will learn about Navajo constellations, Spider Woman, Hopi katsinas, the Tohono O’odham “Man in the Maze,” and Apache Big Owl stories. You’ll hear about “El Tejano” the ghost who guards a treasure cave, La Llorona…

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