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)
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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.