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Mountain View Club House

38759 South Mountainview Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
520-818-1000

April 2015

Coast-to-Coast in 48 Hours: A Pioneering Transcontinental Air Route Through the Southwest

April 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountainview Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
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In 1929 the newly-formed Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) company launched an ambitious plan to establish the country’s first coast-to-coast airline service from New York to Los Angeles.  Assisted by famous pilots Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, the TAT established a series of pioneering airports along the route (including Clovis, Albuquerque, Winslow, and Kingman) and helped establish the modern age of air travel.  Using historic photos and film, this presentation will discuss the history of the TAT with a special focus…

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May 2015

Pearl Hart, the Lady Bandit: Victim or Vixen or Both?

May 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountainview Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
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Separating fact from fiction is no easy task regarding flamboyant stage coach robber Pearl Hart. Many conflicting stories abound thanks, in no small part, to Pearl herself. Using historic photographs and newspaper articles Reid will follow Pearl’s modest beginnings in Canada to her notorious Arizona crime, trial, and questionable release from prison. Why does a woman who committed a fairly insignificant crime still garner so much interest that even a Broadway show was created to highlight her life? Reid will…

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March 2016

The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindbergh’s 1929 Aerial Survey of Southwest Prehistoric Sites

March 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountainview Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
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Pilot Charles Lindbergh (the “Lone Eagle”) is best known for his famous 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  But Lindbergh, and his wife Anne, also played an important role in southwestern archaeology.  During the summer of 1929, they worked with noted archaeologist Alfred Kidder to conduct the first extensive aerial photographic survey of southwestern prehistoric sites; taking numerous photos and even landing at remote Canyon de Chelly.  The presentation features many of their historic photographs and describes this important -…

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May 2016

Boarded Up: Social and Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era

May 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountainview Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
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This presentation will impart a social interpretation of how life among Indian Nations began to change due to the plight American Indian people were forced into in the name of education.  American Indians are the only ethnic group in the U.S. who were subjected to forced education by the federal government for generations.  Children were taken by force, placed in a boarding school, kept there for several years, and were not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture.…

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November 2016

Women of the Arizona State Prison

November 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountainview Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85739 United States
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Winnie Ruth Judd, Eva Dugan, Dr. Rose Boido, and Eva Wilbur Cruz all shared one thing in common. They were all incarcerated at the Arizona State Prison in Florence.  These women were players in both the sensational stories that made national headlines and local stories that made Arizona history. Who were these women and how did they end up in the Florence prison? How did their stories impact Arizona? Through the use of photographs, prison records and newspaper articles, their…

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