Message #67: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Mormon Battalion Lecture, February 28th in Tempe Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 21:25:16 -0700 (MST) Mime-Version: 1.0 The Mormon Battalion Scottdale Corral of Westerners Monthly Dinner Meeting February 28, 1996 Monti's Casa Vieja at the bridge, Tempe 6:30 pm Dr. Margaret Maxwell (Professor Emerita, U of A) will discuss the Mormon Battalion's adventures as they opened the first wagon road to the Pacific under the leadership of Col. Philip St. George Cooke. The Battalion marched over 2,000 miles of harsh, trackless territory--the longest and most arduous infantry march in US Army history. The Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation has established a goal to erect a monument in December 1996, the sesquicentennial year of the Battalion's historic trek through the Southwest. Arizona History Convention, Sierra Vista AZ, April 25-28, 1996. In addition to lectures and presentations, the AZ History Convention will tour Tombstone. After the visit, the group will travel to Benson, then board a train for a trip to Charleston. The group will then bus back to Sierra Vista. For more information, attend the Westerners meeting on the 28th.