Lecture – John Martin – Adolph Ruth

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 01/26/2017     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This week’s lecture will be presented by John Martin. John, a local history buff and long-time volunteer at the Museum, will be talking about Adolph Ruth. Of all of the disappearances and deaths of treasure hunters in the Superstition Mountains, one of the most high profile and mysterious was that of Dr. Adolph Ruth in 1931.

John MartinJohn Martin was born and raised on a small farm in rural Bridgewater, Iowa, and after receiving his B.S. degree in Building Construction from Iowa State University, spent 39 years in a construction career. A winter resident here since 2000, he and his wife Darla still summer in Iowa. A student of Southwest history, particularly the Superstition Mountains, one of the primary subjects of John’s reading and research has been the story of Dr. Adolph Ruth, which made headlines all over the nation when his body was discovered in the rugged mountain range.

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.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

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.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

Don’t miss this presentation!


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