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The Museum of Casa Grande

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110 W. Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
520-836-2223 http://www.cgvhs.org/

February 2023

Along the California Trail with Jay Cravath

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Museum of Casa Grande, 110 W. Florence Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85122 United States
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An ancient set of Indigenous paths and the natural flow of the Gila River created a major artery for travel through pioneer Arizona. The Gila provided a ready route for the earliest traders, including Toltecs of Mexico, who traded with the Mogollon, Anasazi and Hohokam. The intrepid Padre Francisco Garces, performed missionary work during six excursions along the trail. As well, Bautista de Anza and Marcos de Niza passed by. Various U.S. surveying expeditions, immigrants—such as the ill-fated Oatman family—and…

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