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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.
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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.