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Author Talk: Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight


Heidi Osselaer shares with us the story of Arizona’s deadliest gunfight! Arizona’s deadliest shoot-out happened not in 1881, but in 1918 as the United States plunged into World War I, and not in Tombstone, but in a remote canyon in the Galiuro Mountains northeast of Tucson. Whereas previous accounts have portrayed the gun battle as a quintessential western feud, historian Heidi J. Osselaer explodes that myth and demonstrates how the national debate over U.S. entry into the First World War divided society at its farthest edges, creating the political and social climate that lead to this tragedy.

AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park

1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, AZ
East Valley
The AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park is one of Arizona's leading historical museums. Take a walk through Arizona's past and explore the rise of desert cities, see World War II through the eyes of…