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In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes

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In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes

February 22, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In the 1870s a refined New England woman traveled with her lieutenant husband to the untamed Arizona Territory. Traveling in terrible conditions and initially horrified by the desert landscape, she eventually gave birth to the first Anglo child born at Fort Apache. Ultimately, Ms. Summerhayes came to love the starry nights, the clear air and the relative simplicity of life in Arizona.  In fact, she wrote what is now a classic in Southwest literature, Vanished Arizona. Join Ranney as he recounts this tale of hard-won love and reveals his personal connection to Martha Summerhayes!

 

SB Wayne Ranney WEBWayne Ranney is a world-renowned geologist and public speaker who travels the globe bringing the stories of Earth’s landscapes to life. He has lectured on all seven of the Earth’s continents and is the author of eight books, including Carving Grand Canyon, Sedona Through Time, and Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Ranney seeks to inspire and educate the public about Earth’s geologic history and its fascinating evolution.

Details

Date:
February 22, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Venue

Pinal County Historical Society Museum
715 South Main
Florence, AZ 85132 United States
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Phone:
520-868-4382
Website:
http://www.pinalcountyhistoricalmuseum.org/