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Roy Purcell: Tubac Takes Flight: The Artist’s Experience

March 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$10

Join artist Roy Purcell as he talks about his experience creating a painting depicting a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny bi-plane and a Lockheed Sirius aircraft flown by Tubac residents Clarence “Dutch” and Joan Shankle. Joan, the first woman to earn a private pilot’s license, and the first woman to fly coast-to-coast owned and flew the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny between Massachusetts and Tubac. They bought a 400 acre farm north of Tubac and built a hangar and runway naming it Pajaritos Migradores or PM ranch. Both the Shankles won awards at the first Annual Tucson Air Show in 1933. Theirs is a fascinating and largely unknown piece of Tubac History. Call 520-398-2252 for reservations now. $10 fee includes all day admission to tour the Park.

Details

Date:
March 4, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
tubacpresidio.org

Venue

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
1 Burruel Street
Tubac, AZ 85646 United States
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Phone:
520-398-2252
Website:
www.TubacPresidio.org

Organizer

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Phone:
(520) 398-2252
Website:
www.TubacPresidio.org

Contact Us

PO Box 1866
Tubac, AZ 85646
Main Phone: 520-398-2704
Direct Line: 520-398-2704
Email: info@tubacaz.com

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