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Michael Kloberdanz
Sun Valley Lodge
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Fax (623) 933-5846
Trails: Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier

Sun City, Arizona –Wednesday, April
04, 2012 –
Sun Valley Lodge’s second installment of its annual Discover Arizona series will take place on
Wednesday, April 11th at 10:00 AM with a program entitled “Desperado
Trails: Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier.
”  The event will be presented by award-winning
author, historian, and lecturer Jan Cleere.

The program will feature stories of
some of Arizona‘s more notorious citizens, bringing to life a time when
massacres, mayhem and mischief ran rampant throughout the territory. Outlaws
were so prevalent in Arizona Territory in the 1800s that then Gov. Anson P.K.
Safford proclaimed in 1877 they were “a scourge to civilization, a disgrace to
humanity, and all should be swept from the face of the earth as remorsely (sic)
as the most ferocious wild beast.”

Outlaws from across the country
knew that if they could escape into Arizona they would be relatively safe from
the law since no one was eager to follow their trails across the desert, and
the law here often looked the other way as they rode by. Ms. Cleere relishes detailing
the sordid details of desperadoes such as cattle/horse rustler and murderer
Augustine Chacon, cattle thief Cecil Creswell, everyone‘s darling stagecoach
robber Pearl Hart, and more.

Jan Cleere writes extensively about
the people who first settled in the desert southwest. Her work reflects her
love of the west and her knowledge of western history. She is the author of Levi’s
& Lace: Arizona Women Who Made History
, Amazing Girls of Arizona:
True Stories of Young Pioneers
, and Outlaw Tales of Arizona. She
speaks to organizations across the state detailing the stories of historic
people from a variety of lifestyles and occupations that she has discovered
through her extensive research.

The Discover Arizona series is free and open to the public.  The presentations are made possible through a
grant from the Arizona Humanities Council. 
Sun Valley Lodge is located at 12415 N. 103rd Avenue in Sun
City.  For more information please call (623) 933-0137.

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Valley Lodge is a nonprofit organization and has been providing independent
living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care in Sun City, Arizona for over
40 years.
  • 12415 N. 103rd Ave.
  • Sun City, Arizona
  • (623) 933-0137

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