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Chiricahua National Monument: One Landscape Steeped in Many Arizona Histories

1025 State Route 90
Benson, AZ 85602
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Event Start
1:00 AM on Mar 5, 2016
Event End
2:00 PM on Mar 5, 2016

Chiricahua National Monument in Southeast Arizona has never been known as a “Crown Jewel” in the park system. Yet it is a hidden gem rich in natural and historical resources — an onion deep with cultural layers intimately connected to and dependent upon phantasmagorical rock formations and a small, well-watered valley. This cultural landscape offers amazing Arizona histories. Robin Pinto with Arizona Humanities will share stories containing pre-contact archaic settlement, Chiricahua Apache homeland, a Buffalo Soldier encampment, frontier homesteading, territory-era farming and ranching, an early forest service ranger station, a famous Arizona dude ranch, Civilian Conservation Corps development and 80 years of National Park Service stewardship. This event is a part of the AZ Speaks program and is co-sponsored by Arizona Humanities and Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning.

Event Start
1:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2016
Event End
2:00 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2016
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Cochise College Benson Center
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