Date(s): 02/23/2017 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stagecoach robberies were among the most sensational stories of the Old West and Arizona Territory. They seemed to follow the mining camps and “Boom Towns.” Hold-up men rushed to these “Boom Towns” following discoveries of gold and silver, and soon the commands of “Halt” and “Throw down the box” were heard along the stagecoach trails. Author and lecturer Jack San Felice has made a serious study of these stagecoach robberies and has spent many years researching and documenting them. The old Stagecoach Trail went from the famous 1880s Silver King Mine, through the desert and mountains, seventy-five miles to Globe City. Listeners will hear the tales of Hacksaw Tom, who robbed stages in the Superstitions along the Apache Trail, and the fascinating story of Pearl Hart, the only known woman stagecoach robber in America.
The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.
Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
Please, no smoking on the property.
Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.
Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.
Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.
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