Martha Summerhayes in the Arizona Territory

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Presented by Riordan Mansion State Historic Park at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, Flagstaff AZ

Nov 18
Martha Summerhayes in the Arizona Territory

How I Touched a Piece of Real Arizona History While Sailing Around an Iceberg in Greenland.

Presented by Wayne Ranney. 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 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

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