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February Lectures

Feb 9, 2015 • Brown Bag Lecture • 12:15 pm • Free!Boot and Burgers

Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers presented by Roger Naylor
Finally, a fun and exciting hiking book! Everyone in Arizona lives within 15 minutes of a trail (and everyone eats) so Roger Naylor leads the way to beautiful hikes and incredible bites. Walk off some calories and put them back on! A humor and travel writer, Roger highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains, and Arizona’s “West Coast.” Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. Pass the mustard!

This book is a love letter to Arizona and a departure from the typical dry hiking book. Experience in full color the beauty and wonder of Arizona in over 170 stunning photographs. Featuring: 37 trails, 38 eateries, trail guides, maps, fascinating fun facts, attractions along the way, and … fruit burritos.

Roger Naylor is a Southwest travel writer, humorist, and author of Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth. His work has appeared in Arizona Republic, USA Today, Go Escape, Arizona Highways, and Route 66 Magazine. He is also a senior writer for The Bob and Tom Show. Roger lives in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Feb 28, 2015 • Evening Slide Presentation Series • 7:00 pm • Free!

The First One Hundred Grand Canyon River Runners  presented by Tom Martin, Author
Grand Canyon author Tom Martin will present a behind the scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon. Dock Marston thought his recounting would take six months to write in 1947 and soon realized what had been previously written was woefully incorrect and incomplete. Over the next thirty years, Dock amassed a huge collection of first-person accounts of these river runners, from James White on a log raft in 1867 to the first powerboat runs of 1949 through 1951. Tom Martin will touch on who Dock Marston was, and look at some of the highlights of Marston’s recounting.

 

Lectures are free but an RSVP is recommended and appreciated. Call 928.779.4395

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January Lectures

 

Jan 31, 2015 • Evening Slide Presentation Series • 7:00 pm • Free!

In the Footsteps of Martha Summerhayes Presented by Wayne Ranney, Author. 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! In Coöperation with the Grand Canyon Historical Society.

Jan 12, 2015 • Brown Bag Lecture • 12:15 pm • Free!

Honoring Civil War Veterans in 2014 Jerry Snow, as Peachy Gilmer Breckinridge, was invited to participate in an honoring ceremony for two Breckinridge veterans in Fincastle Virginia on Memorial Day weekend, 2014. He will illustrate the ceremony in which the participants are in period dress. Also Rebecca Durrenberger. Chris Glen and Jerry Snow will dramatize the end of the war when the last Breckinridge soldier comes home from the war two days after the surrender at Appomattox on April the 9th, 1865. Presented by Jerry Snow, Museum of Northern Arizona Docent.

Lectures are free but an RSVP is recommended and appreciated. Call 928.779.4395

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