Monday, April 15, 2019 – Eduardo Paga’an, PhD, ASU Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History, will present a program on the Pleasant Valley War and will have his book on the war available for purchase. Dr. Paga’n has a special interest in the history of the Southwest. He attributes his interest in all things historical to his elementary school teacher, Inez Turley, the sister of one-time presidential candidate Morris Udall. He says she made history come alive. Dr. Paga’n’s book on the Pleasant Valley War, Valley of the Guns: The Pleasant Valley War and the Trauma of Violence, was released in October 2018. Valley of the Guns explores the reason for a violent feud that ended with 18 men dead and 4 wounded. Neighbors turned against each other in this nightmare of violence in the late 1880’s. Dr. Paga’n employs rigorous scholarship to examine the source of the conflict and demonstrates a new way of looking at settlement of the West. Dr. Paga’n will bring copies of his books to sign and sell. Cash or checks will be accepted for book purchase.
Complimentary light refreshments will be served.
Coming Up Next…..
May 20, 2019 Sylvia Lee from Boyce-Thompson Arboretum, talking about the history of the arboretum. She has written a book on its history and is looking for a publisher.
June 17, 2019 Doug Von Gausig, Mayor of Clarkdale and executive director of Verde River Institute, talking about the Verde River. He is passionate about preserving the water flow and riparian habitat of the river.
There not be a meeting in July, 2019
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