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Sharlot Hall Museum

415 W. Gurley Street
Prescott, 86301
928-445-3122 http://www.sharlot.org/

April 2015

How Wild Was It? Crime and Justice in Arizona Territory

April 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley Street
Prescott, 86301
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Arizona’s territorial era has the reputation of being a violent and crime-ridden place with ineffective criminal justice institutions.  This presentation provides an overview of crime and justice in Arizona Territory.  Based on data from court cases and newspapers, it describes the types of crimes most commonly committed and the justice system’s response to them.  Contrary to popular perception, crime was not particularly violent, nor was crime itself a particular problem. Moreover, Arizona Territory’s justice system was relatively effective compared to…

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July 2015

Hopi Summer

July 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley Street
Prescott, 86301
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During a 1927 road trip to the Hopi Indian Reservation in northern Arizona, Maud and Carey Melville of Worcester, Massachusetts, befriended Ethel and Wilfred Muchvo at First Mesa. This presentation portrays the lives of the Hopi people during the 1920s and 1930s, prior to the tremendous cultural changes that occurred before World War II. Daily life on the mesas is illustrated through letters from Ethel, interviews, and vintage photographs. This snapshot of history tells of the friendship between the Melvilles…

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