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Pima County Public Library – Dunsberry Library

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5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
(520) 594-5345 https://www.library.pima.gov/locations/riv/

January 2023

Water in the Southwest: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? with Jennifer Richter

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pima County Public Library – Dunsberry Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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It has been said that “Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting.” This is especially true of water politics in the American Southwest, a region defined by its lack of water. The massive 20th century federal investments into dam systems controlled the great rivers of the West, allowing cities like Phoenix to “bloom like a rose” and grow exponentially. As we look to our future, many questions arise. Where does our water come from? Who benefited from changing water…

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March 2023

Following the Bugle: Military Wives on the Arizona Frontier with Jan Cleere

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pima County Public Library – Dunsberry Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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When the US Army ordered troops into Arizona Territory in the 19th century to protect and defend newly established settlements, military men often brought their wives and families. Most of the women were from refined, eastern-bred families with little knowledge of the territory. Their letters, diaries, and journals from their years on army posts reveal untold hardships and challenges. They learned to cope with the sparseness, the heat, sickness, and danger, including wildlife they never imagined. These women were bold,…

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