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February 06, 2019

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February 6, 2019 3 Free presentation: Arizona's ghost towns Free Presentation Presented by the Friends of the Quartzsite Library and the Quartzsite Historical Society. February 7, 2019 at 7 pm At the Quartzsite Community Center Specters of the Past: Arizona's Ghost Towns The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and fi nally aban- doned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of diffi cult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradu- ally becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark's jour- neys to these fascinating ghost places, along with their stories – long-for- gotten places like Charleston, Contention City, Mowry, Fairbank, Gleeson and Congress. Historian Jay Mark's career includes antiques and bookstore owner, commercial photography, professional theater, radio and television. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and experience to his lively and engag- ing presentations. A regular contributor of history-related articles to the Antique Register, Arizona Contractor and Community, and The Arizona Republic, Jay is also a published writer of seven antiques-related books. He is co-author of a history of the Buckhorn Baths in Mesa. A recipient of numerous awards honoring his service to the community, Jay remains actively engaged in issues relating to historic preservation, history muse- ums, public transportation, urban planning and public policy. A presentation funded by Through Arizona Humanities' support for programs like this one, the people of Arizona benefi t from federal funds allocated through the Na- tional Endowment for the Humanities Reliable Work - Reasonable Rates References Available 720-218-4239 DERRICK SHIPLEY, owner (Not a Licensed Contractor) High Mountain Handymann Professional Handyman Service in Quartzsite! Mention Ad for SNOWBIRD SPECIAL! Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE'S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON - MON-FRI Cheyanne, Debbi, Sheryl, Gayle, Janna, & Linda ARE HERE FOR YOUR OPEN YEAR ROUND! Hair, Nails, and Pedicure Services

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