Learn how Four Corners has influenced the way the world imagines the American West.
Wednesday, January 23
12 PM and 2 PM
Four Corners is a common name for the region within 150 miles of the marker where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. In his presentation Jim Turner explores the region’s extensive geological and cultural transformation resulting from prehistoric civilizations and their advancements, American Indian customs, centuries of conflict and cooperation, Mormon settlement, farming and ranching, and World War II Code Talkers. Learn about the cultural and economic effects of Southwestern tourism created by the Santa Fe Railway, the Fred Harvey Company, and movie making in Monument Valley. Hear how the rich history of Four Corners inspired and influenced the way the world imagines the American West.
This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.
Image: Wikicommons / Luca Galuzzi
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