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National Parks Store: Shootings, Snakes, and Segregation

Join presenter David Devine and learn about a new tool for researchers of Southern Arizona history!

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Join presenter David Devine to learn about a new tool for researchers of Southern Arizona history. Between 1870 and 1900, Tucson was transformed from a remote outpost of a few thousand people to a growing community. Other things had changed: the Apache Wars had ended, gun fights were becoming less frequent, but racial segregation remained a constant.

To document these and other noteworthy topics, in 2000 the late Jim Ayres began indexing Southern Arizona’s English-language newspapers between 1859 and 1911. This presentation will highlight some of the more interesting stories from that index and will explain how it can be used to assist researchers of Southern Arizona history.

A 1975 graduate of the University of Arizona with a M.S. degree in Urban Planning, David Devine began writing about Tucson and Southern Arizona history in 1995. Since that time he has completed two books on the subject along with five monographs as well as numerous articles for the Tucson Weekly for which he was a contributing writer for 16 years.

Presentation at 12 PM only.

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Event Tags: Arizona, culture, educational, free, history, presentation, Tucson

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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