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The Arizona Senior Academy

13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
520-647-0980 http://www.asa-tucson.org/

June 2014

World War I in the Middle East: Roots of Contemporary Conflict

June 12, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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Although World War I began 100 years ago, its effects are still evident in the Middle East today. The war ended the Ottoman Empire and created new states, yet the peace settlements left many Middle Eastern people dissatisfied. The treaties left millions of Kurds without a country, Arab lands divided into various British and French mandates, Turks battling Greeks, and Jews and Palestinians increasingly locked in conflict over the same land. This presentation will look at the legacy of World…

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August 2014

Saving the Great American West: The Story of George Bird Grinnell with Hugh Grinnell

August 27, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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The great West that George Bird Grinnell first encountered in 1870 as a 21-year-old man was shortly to disappear before his eyes. Nobody was quicker to sense the desecration or was more eloquent in crusading against the poachers, the hide-hunters, and the disengaged U.S. Congress than George Bird Grinnell, the “Father of American Conservation.” Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park. Audiences will…

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September 2014

Steam and Steel Rails: The Arrival of the Railroad and Its Impact on Arizona

September 4, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Arizona Senior Academy, 13715 E. Langtry Lane
Tucson, AZ 85747 United States
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The building of the railroad across Arizona in 1879-1880 was a wonder of technology and human will. It created a series of small communities linked by their role in supporting that technology and the initiatives behind it. Overnight it transformed southern Arizona, including Vail, whose story resonates with many other southern Arizona communities. Business and human interaction changed significantly in response to the new technology. Discover Chinese rail workers, Mexicans fleeing revolution, settlers working to establish land ownership, businessmen, and…

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