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Salon & Saloon Lecture – Quirky Episodes of Death & Danger in the Santa Cruz Valley

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Salon & Saloon Lecture:
Quirky Episodes of Death & Danger in the Santa Cruz Valley
Saturday, March 18, 2 pm
$5/person at the door or pre-register online below.

The Santa Cruz Valley is a weird place. Rivers flow backwards, giant cow skulls grace restaurants, marijuana factories grow legal weed, and nuclear missile sites are turned into museums. Even death and danger take a strange twist in the Valley. Presented by Rick Collins of the National Park Service, this talk discusses some of those strange and not so well-known stories from the “mighty” Santa Cruz River.

***This lecture will be held at Fort Lowell Park, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd., during the Fort Lowell 150th Anniversary Celebration

Rick is a National Park Ranger with Tumacácori National Historical Park. Rick has studied the history and nature of the Santa Cruz Valley and found the river to be full of hair-raising stories and wild and wooly legends. This lecture is just a small part of what has happened in this valley. Rick serves on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Presidio Trust, on the Board of the Tubac Historical Society, and on the Board of the Empire Ranch Foundation. Rick also works with the Tubac Presidio State Park creating exhibits and interpretive materials. He coordinates the volunteers of the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail Mounted Color Guard providing public activities to promote the this amazing trail.

Pre-registration available by clicking here.


February 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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