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Western History Symposium

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 8:30 pm

Six informative presentations on a variety of subjects relevant to our western heritage.  Lectures run with two morning (9:30 and 10:30 am), three afternoon (1, 2 and 3 pm), and one evening following the regular dinner meeting of the Prescott Corral (c.7:30 pm) and presentation of the Sharlot Hall Award.  Presentations free.  Limited seating at Prescott Centennial Center.

Click Here for details on topics and directions, but for a hightlight, consider:

9:30 a.m.  • Geronimo and Wyatt Earp — both built reputations on the Arizona frontier about the same time, that made them wild West celebrities. Did they have anything in common? Ask Leo Banks.

10:30 a.m.  •  A wealthy, Chicago socialite owned an historic ‘dude’ ranch and resort, that became the Southwest getaway for east coast industrialists, scientists, artists and scoundrels… presented by Erik Berg.

1:00 p.m.  •  The story of Howey’s Hall — the forgotten frontier playhouse that hosted the baudy and renown artists of the day… a media presentation by Tom Collins.

2:00 p.m.  •  The Great Fire of 1900 almost destroyed Whiskey Row and much of Prescott; discover a few things MOST folks may not know… with Brad Courtney.

3:00 p.m.  •  Is there a Prescott connection to Jacob Waltz and his famous Lost Dutchman mine? Consider all the possibilities in this presentation by Tom Glover.

5:30 p.m.  •  Dinner program of Prescott Corral, plus presentation of the Sharlot Hall Award.

7:30 p.m.  •  Was there a conspiracy to murder Sheriff Pat Garrett? His murder remains one of the West’s most intriguing and enduring cold cases, including its connection with Billy the Kid… presented by Heidi Osselaer.


August 3
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
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