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Superstition Mountain Museum

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4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
480-983-4888 https://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/

February 2020

Arizona for Newcomers

February 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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What is it that makes Arizona unique, that gives it a different flavor from neighboring New Mexico, California, Utah, Colorado, Sonora, and Chihuahua? In part the answer lies in Arizona’s longstanding habit of absorbing influences from its neighbors in matters such as architecture, music, and cuisine, incorporating them into an already vibrant tradition made up of influences taken from around the globe, and serving up a blend of visual arts, literature, and folk life that is unlike any other. In…

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Arizona’s Great Escape

February 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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During the night of Christmas Eve in 1944, twenty-five Nazi German prisoners of war escaped from Papago Park POW camp on the outskirts of Phoenix and headed towards Mexico. These men were hardcore Nazis, ex U-boat commanders, and submariners, who had successfully dug a nearly 200-foot underground tunnel that took four months to complete. Many people may have heard of this event, but few know the details. This presentation tells the story of what happened to these German POWs and…

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