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"Arizona: A History of the Grand Canyon State" Lecture at Oro Valley Public Library

September 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


This brief history starts with Conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's 1540 expedition and covers Catholic missions, mining, Native American conflicts, Mormon immigration, ranching, farming, health seekers, education, tourism, moviemaking, and biographies from Father Kino to Sandra Day O'Connor.

You can't cover Arizona history without Wild West legends like Wyatt Earp, stage robbers, and dance hall girls but this presentation focuses more on Arizona's diverse cultures, unusual characters, and unsung heroes like Hi Jolly the camel driver, Nellie Cashman, the “Miner’s Angel,” and the Navajo Code Talkers.

Presented by Jim Turner.
Sponsored by Arizona Humanities.


September 30, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W. Naranja Dr
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
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