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April 2019

Elizabeth Eklund – “Living with the canals: Water, Ecology, and Cultural Memory in the Sierra Madre Foothills”

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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The storms dump monsoon rains on the Sierra Madres, water percolates down into the aquifer, draining along the rivers of Northwestern Mexico. One of the rivers, Río Sonora, has been used to irrigate cropland for millennia. Precise historical details remain unclear, but around the time of the Entrada (circa 1530’s), Cabeza de Vaca reported an area with “permeant houses and many stores of maize and frijoles” (2003:152). Continuity with this pre-Hispanic past has been supported by the research of geographer…

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May 2019

Richard and Shirley Flint – “Mendoza’s Aim: To Complete the Columbian Project”

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - November 17 @ 9:00 pm
DuVal Auditorium, Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ United States
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