The Sun Valley Lodge/Arizona Humanities Council Discover Arizona series will continue on Thursday, March 19th at 2:00 PM with a presentation by historian Paul Hietter entitled “No Better Than Murderers: The Story of the Canyon Diablo Train Robbery of 1889.”
Dr. Hietter will discuss the 1889 train robbery and subsequent manhunt that brought Yavapai County Sheriff Bucky O’Neill national fame and served as a test case for Arizona law. Dr. Hietter has taught U.S. and Arizona history at a variety of colleges since 1991, and is currently a residential faculty member in history at Mesa Community College. He has published a number of articles on his area of specialization: crime and criminal justice in territorial Arizona.
The Discover Arizona series consists of six programs that each feature a different aspect of Arizona history and are presented by an accomplished speaker. The series opened on March 5th and is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council.
All of the programs are free and open to the public. Sun Valley Lodge is located at 12415 N. 103rd Avenue in Sun City. For more details please call 623-933-0137