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Lecture Hall Sun CIty West

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19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ United States
520-241-2209

August 2023

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

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture Hall Sun CIty West, 19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 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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