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Book signing: Arizona’s Historic Bridges
October 25, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am$2 - $7.50
Book signing: Arizona’s Historic Bridges by Jerry A. Cannon and Patricia D. Morris
Join us for a presentation on Arizona’s historic bridges and see how the history of the state unfolds with this delightful book, profiling the bridges that define our historic transportation routes. Arizona was once just a passage for pioneers headed west for gold, religious freedom, and cheap land. Native Americans had lived in and explored the territory for years, but it was Manifest Destiny and the western expansionist philosophy of the burgeoning US government that created the impetus for better and faster routes across the vast territory with its topographical challenges. In the 1880s, the railroads first booted their way across the landscape, following historic trails long before the highways were built. Many of the bridges have been proudly restored by their communities or the state, while others have vanished or are in a sad state of decline. The authors will provide an intimate discussion about their experiences of travel and discovery, of Jerry’s career rehabilitating old bridges, and Patricia’s love of human migration and history. Refreshments will be served. Call 520-398-2252 to make your reservation today. $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park.