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Florence Library and Community Center

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Florence Library and Community Center

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778 N. Main St.
Florence, 85132

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October 2016

Riding with the Duke: John Wayne in Arizona

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SB Gregory-McNamee - WEB

John Wayne was born in Iowa and lived for most of his adult life in California. Yet, he spent many years exploring, living, and investing in Arizona, where he produced his own films, raised cattle, operated a game ranch, and was seemingly everywhere at once. Wayne remains an iconic presence in American popular culture. In this talk, Gregory McNamee, who often writes about film and western history alike for such publications as the Encyclopaedia Britannica and The Hollywood Reporter, looks…

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Arizona’s Unsolved Mysteries

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eppinga, Jane

We are intrigued by unsolved mysteries, because it would seem almost impossible for anyone to totally vanish from the face of the earth at any time. This is especially true in our day and age when a host of computer data tracks everyone; yet bodies do disappear with astonishing frequency. In some cases it may be presumed that people wished to disappear, but then why? Even more unsettling is the realization that certain people may have gotten away with the…

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November 2016

Arizona Ghost Towns

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SB marshall shore slye 4 - WEB

Ghost towns dot Arizona’s landscape and provide unique insights into a diverse history. Some ghost towns tell a boom-to-bust story with few remaining traces of the people who once lived there, while others, like Jerome, have become thriving tourist destinations. Many are old mining locations that once bustled with life, while others tell more modern stories, showing the impact of highways rerouted and roads not taken. This program will feature stories of ghost towns such as Crown King, Jerome, and…

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Pearl Hart, the Lady Bandit- Victim or Vixen… or Both?

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SB - H Christine Reid _ WEB

Separating fact from fiction is no easy task when it comes to flamboyant stage coach robber Pearl Hart. A mountain of conflicting stories abound, thanks in no small part, to Pearl herself. So enamored of the Wild West, she embellished her own tale to accommodate the interest of newspapers and public fascination. This presentation will follow Pearl from her modest beginnings in Canada and discover what set her down the road that led from Canada to Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico,…

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