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Quartzsite Public Library

465 North Plymouth Avenue
Quartzsite, AZ 85346 United States
928-927-6593 http://ci.quartzsite.az.us/index.php/2013-01-08-06-19-36/library

January 2015

Orphan Trains to Arizona

January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Quartzsite Public Library, 465 North Plymouth Avenue
Quartzsite, AZ 85346 United States
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Orphan Trains to Arizona is a multimedia presentation that tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. Through live music, historical fiction, oral history, and informal discussion, participants will learn about this little-known chapter of the largest child migration in American and Arizona history and the local legacies of their relocation. This program is funded in…

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December 2018

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art – Quartzsite

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quartzsite Public Library, 465 North Plymouth Avenue
Quartzsite, AZ 85346 United States
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Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Mr. Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives. Registered Professional Archaeologist Allen Dart has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since…

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Arizona Kicks on Route 66 – Quartzsite

December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quartzsite Public Library, 465 North Plymouth Avenue
Quartzsite, AZ 85346 United States
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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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