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Leisure World: Hopi Pima Room

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908 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
775/220-7418 http://www.leisureworldarizona.org/

November 2014

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Southwest Aerial Survey

November 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leisure World: Hopi Pima Room, 908 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
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Charles Lindbergh is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But few realize that Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, played a brief but important role in archaeology.  In 1929 they teamed up with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct an unprecedented aerial photographic survey of Southwest prehistoric sites and geologic features including Chaco Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly.  Featuring Lindbergh’s historic photographs, this presentation describes this adventurous pioneering collaboration of aviation and archaeology.…

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January 2015

Fascinating Florence, AZ: Not Just a Prison Town

January 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Leisure World: Hopi Pima Room, 908 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
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Florence began as a small rural desert town. In 1875 a major silver strike and designation as Pinal County seat changed the character of the town.   Despite the past tales of shootouts and stage robberies that echo off the historic adobe walls, many people still find Florence the essence of a “small town” that is rapidly disappearing in Arizona. Learn how Florence’s unique historic district also reflects the wisdom of architectural response to desert environment. This presentation will highlight…

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November 2015

Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys

November 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Leisure World: Hopi Pima Room, 908 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
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Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was internationally famous, and many legends and tall tales have been told about his life. This presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona, debunking some of the Hollywood hype. What brought Mix travel that lonesome highway where he met his death south of Florence?  Find out about his childhood, the early years in show business, his multiple marriages and divorces, his career path, his presence in Arizona  and…

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