Friday, June 1, 2012

Jim Turner - Guest Speaker

Historian and author Jim Turner gave us a fascinating look at Arizona as she became the 48th State. On Feb 14, 1912 every church bell in the state was ringing. All train whistles were blowing. And Bisbee thought they would celebrate with 48 sticks of dynamite. After about 10 ignited and blew out windows in town, they stopped the fireworks. Wonderful stories and photos can be found in his new Centennial book, Arizona A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State.

Jim was the guest speaker at our Spring Recognition Luncheon. Janie Burke and Lindy Isacksen did a wonderful job on the event.

Tastes & Treasures cookbook and Arizona Recollections and Reflections were also sold.