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1940, photographer Clyde A. McCoy hiked down the South Kaibab trail at Grand
Canyon National Park making color, stereo photographs as part of a nationwide
project. Two years later he was murdered in a Detroit robbery. In

Dr. Amundson purchased McCoy’s photograph collection and has been researching
McCoy’s story ever since. This presentation includes a brief biography of
McCoy, an overview of Amundson’s detective-like historical research, and a visual
recreation (in glorious 3D!) of McCoy’s hike using scanned images of digitally
restored slides from the collection.
Michael Amundson is a professor of history at Northern Arizona
University in Flagstaff. A specialist on the history of the American West,
Amundson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Arizona and the
Southwest, the American West, U.S. History, American sports history, and the
history of photography.
publications include two books on nuclear history and three books focusing on
rephotography in Wyoming. He is currently working on a book about early Edison
recordings featuring the American West. He and his wife, Lauren, live in
Flagstaff with their border collie, Tessa.
Join us for this free presentation on Thursday, March 19th at 10:30 AM.  Sun Valley Lodge is located at 12415 N. 103rd Avenue in Sun City.  For more details call 623-933-0137.
  • 12415 N. 103rd Ave.
  • Sun City, Arizona
  • (623) 933-0137

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