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Yuma County Library District – Wellton Library

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28790 San Jose Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85356 United States
928-785-9575

February 2018

Sheep Ranchers and Herders of Arizona – Yuma

February 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yuma County Library District – Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85356 United States
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Sheep ranching has been greatly overlooked in the history of Arizona. While it never will compete with the five “C’s”, it added a great deal to the economic diversity in the state. Many different ethnic groups settled here and raised sheep for a living weathering the economic downturns as well as the prosperous years. They often weathered the storm better than cattlemen. These men and women raised their families on the frontier and left a lasting impact on the economic…

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January 2019

Along the California Trail – Wellton

January 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yuma County Library District – Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85356 United States
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An ancient set of Indian paths and the natural flow of the Gila River created a major artery for travel through pioneer Arizona. The Gila provided a route for the earliest traders, including Toltecs of Mexico, who traded with the Anasazi and Hohokam. The intrepid Padre Francisco Garces, performed missionary work during six excursions along the trail. U.S. surveying expeditions, immigrants—such as the ill-fated Oatman family—and seekers of the California gold fields join the list. The journals, stories, songs and…

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January 2020

The Gila: River of History

January 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Yuma County Library District – Wellton Library, 28790 San Jose Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85356 United States
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Six hundred miles long from its source in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico to its confluence with the Colorado River above Yuma, the Gila has been an important avenue for the movement of birds, animals, plants, and peoples across the desert for millennia. Many cultures have sprung up on its banks, and millions of people depend on the river today—whether they know it or not. Gregory McNamee, author of the prizewinning book Gila: The Life and Death of an…

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