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1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
928-669-2622

February 2017

Swing Into History – Parker

February 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Parker Public Library, 1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
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Free

With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald got their start along with fellow bands, vocalists, composers and musicians. Finally, enjoy the real thing, as…

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Swing Into History – Parker

February 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Parker Public Library, 1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
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Free

With the exception of the most ardent collectors and older generation, the influence and legacy of the big bands is largely forgotten despite their overwhelming popularity and significant role in early radio. Join Larson as he revisits the sounds America listened and danced to for more than three decades. Learn how iconic artists like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald got their start along with fellow bands, vocalists, composers and musicians. Finally, enjoy the real thing, as…

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January 2018

Arizona Kicks on Route 66 – Parker

January 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Parker Public Library, 1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
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U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A. During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities. Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road.…

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Wrangling 1500 Wild Mustangs: Insights into the Wild Horse Controversy – Parker

January 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Parker Public Library, 1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
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In 1989, Alan Day lobbied the United States Congress and was granted approval to create our country’s first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary on his South Dakota ranch. At the time, the government housed roughly 2,000 horses in feedlots. Fifteen hundred of those wild mustangs came to live at Mustang Meadows Ranch where, for four years, Alan trained and cared for them. Today, the Bureau of Land Management holds over 60,000 wild mustangs in feedlots, and the number keeps growing. Why…

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February 2018

Hi Jolly and Mystery of the US Army Camel Corps – Parker

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Parker Public Library, 1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
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This presentation will explore the US Army’s experiment with using camel from the Middle East to make it more mobile in the newly acquired Southwest.  In order to teach the soldiers about camels, a local from the Middle East, who was called Hi Jolly, was shipped over with the camels.  Even though Secretary of War Jefferson Davis desperately wanted the Camel Corps to be successful, the experiment was a failure.  Find out what happened to the camels and their minder,…

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January 2020

Rock Hounds and River Rats: The 1937 Carnegie-CalTech Grand Canyon Expedition

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parker Public Library, 1001 Navajo Ave
Parker, AZ 85344
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In 1937, a team of CalTech geology professors and rough-and-tumble boatmen set out in three small wooden boats on a six-week journey through the Grand Canyon to study the ancient rocks of the canyon’s Inner Gorge. At the time, fewer than a dozen river parties had successfully run the canyon–often with a loss of boats or crew. Leveraging excerpts from several of the members’ trip journals, as well as original photographs and video footage, learn about the adventures, hardships, conflicts,…

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