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Town of Florence Parks and Recreation

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Town of Florence Parks and Recreation

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778 N. Main Street
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
(520) 868-7040

January 2018

Arizona’s Wild Myths and Legends – Florence

January 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Town of Florence Parks and Recreation, 778 N. Main Street
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and John Wayne: what do these famous characters have in common? They are not who we think they are because of the legends that have grown up around them. From the 1860’s dime novels to the books, movies, and television shows, writers have altered, exaggerated and sometimes lied about these folk heroes.  In “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” the editor says, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” We will examine how the…

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November 2019

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Town of Florence Parks and Recreation, 778 N. Main Street
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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During World War II over one thousand women served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), freeing male pilots for combat roles at a critical time during the war. The WASP ferried planes from factories to embarkation points; performed engineer test flying of repaired aircraft and did target towing for gunnery training. By the spring of 1944, every P-51 Mustang flown in combat had already been flown by a WASP. This presentation shares their stories as fliers, patriots, and women who…

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