From mammoth hunters and canal builders to Native Americans, Hispanics, Americans, Irish, Serbians, and just about every nationality under the sun, Arizona has always been a land of many cultures. And while the Earps and the Geronimo are world famous, Arizona can also be proud of its unsung men and women and cooperative communities. Historian Jim Turner will share some of Arizona’s experiences, from the famous to the little known, from Native American ceremonies to mining booms, cattle drives, cotton harvests, and religious settlements, that illustrate how Arizona evolved from a “wild” frontier to a civil society dedicated to its people’s welfare.
Free to the public, 11 a.m. in DCWM’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center.
This presentation is made possible by Arizona Humanities.