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Lake Havasu Museum of History

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320 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
928.854.4938 http://www.havasumuseum.com/

November 2014

The Vulture Gold Mine

November 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Havasu Museum of History, 320 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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Free

Discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg, the Vulture Gold Mine was the first big gold mine in Arizona.  The mine and its colorful cast of characters, along with the town of Wickenburg, were instrumental in stimulating considerable growth and development in Central Arizona. This presentation will share the multi-layered story of the gold mine, thus illustrating its unique role in early Arizona history.   A graduate of the Idaho School of Mines, Gary Carter enjoyed a 36-year career in education,…

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April 2015

“The Roads Are for the Timid”: The Arizona Adventures and Romance of Mai Richie Reed*

April 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Havasu Museum of History, 320 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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In 1907, an adventurous young woman from Philadelphia hopped on a train to see the distant Grand Canyon and thus launched an adventure that would change the course of her life.  Over the next several years, she visited the mesa-top pueblo of Acoma, explored the Grand Canyon, lived in a rustic cabin, and struck up a romance with a famous early Arizona painter.  Based on Reed’s recently discovered travel journals and photographs, this presentation describes one woman’s experiences during the…

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