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Discover Arizona Opens March 6th


City, Arizona – Friday, February 14, 2014 –
Sun Valley Lodge will
present the first in its four-part Discover Arizona series on Thursday, March 6th
at 10:30 AM.  The first program is
entitled “They was Out to Kill Us: The Power Cabin Shootout” and will be
presented by Dr. Heidi Osselaer. Ph.D.


Dr. Osselaer will discuss the
deadliest gunfight in Arizona history. 
The event took place in a remote canyon of the Galiuro Mountains in Graham
County in 1918, decades after the frontier had closed.  Much of this shootout remains a mystery: Were
the Power boys evading the draft during World War I? Who was ambushed that day,
the lawmen or the Power family? On the surface the story looks like an Old West
shootout, complete with a feud, murder mystery, and conspiracy theories galore,
but it also foreshadows the emergence of a powerful federal government in the
lives of average citizens.


Dr. Osselaer
received her undergraduate degree in history at the University of California,
Berkeley and her doctorate at Arizona State University. In 2009, the University
of Arizona Press published her book, Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in
Politics, 1883-1950
, which won two Glyph Awards from the Arizona Book
Publishing Association. She teaches at Arizona State University and serves on
the Executive Board and the Scholars’ Committee of the Arizona Women’s Heritage
Trail. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arizona


The Discover Arizona series consists of four programs that each feature
a different aspect of Arizona history presented by an accomplished
speaker.  Programs
are scheduled for every Thursday in March at 10:30 AM.   The series is made possible
through a grant from 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.


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Sun 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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