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National Parks Store | Presentation: Life and War on the Edge of the Spanish Colonial Frontier

The colonists of the American Southwest persevered through many challenges.

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Wednesday, October 31

12 PM only

Back by popular demand!

Rick Collins, former president of the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation and current National Park Service ranger at Tumacácori National Historical Park, will change the way you think about the Spanish Colonial Frontier. Arizona in Spanish colonial times is usually presented as crumbling adobe walls with ragged settlers cowering in fear, just waiting to suffer slow, tortured death. The truth is something very different. The settlers of the American Southwest were as tough and resourceful as any Davy Crocket or Daniel Boone. Danger and disease were always a threat and there were many challenges to survival, but the settlers lived good, successful lives. These colonists persevered and carved out settlements that continue to impact our modern way of life.

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Event Tags: American Southwest, event, free, free event, history, Spanish colonial frontier, the national parks store, Tumacácori National Historical Park

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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