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Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys

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Tom Mix: King of the Cowboys

November 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free

Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was internationally famous, and many legends and tall tales have been told about his life. This presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona, debunking some of the Hollywood hype. What brought Mix travel that lonesome highway where he met his death south of Florence?  Find out about his childhood, the early years in show business, his multiple marriages and divorces, his career path, his presence in Arizona  and the final hours of his life. A wide range of photographs and newspaper articles illustrate this larger than life legend

SB - H Christine Reid _ WEBH. Christine Reid is intrigued by Arizona’s diverse and rich western heritage as a writer and researcher at the Pinal County Historical Society and Community Scholar for the ASU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She continues that deep interest while serving on many of the town of Florence’s heritage projects and agencies. Committed to sharing history in a lively manner, she presents the sometimes hidden or forgotten aspects of Arizona’s characters and history.

Details

Date:
November 18, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Leisure World: Hopi Pima Room
908 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85206 United States
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Phone:
775/220-7418
Website:
http://www.leisureworldarizona.org/