may, 2023

18may12:00 pm12:00 pm“To herd the festive dude:” The Fascinating and Sometimes Hilarious History of the Dude Ranch

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Join us on May 18th, online as we host author and historian Lynne Downey as she discusses the history of dude ranches and her newest work American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the Old West. Viewers of films and TV shows might think the dude ranch is something not quite legitimate, a place where city slickers pretend to be cowboys. But the tradition of the dude ranch, America’s original western vacation, is much more interesting, and is deeply connected to the culture and history of Arizona and the American West. Registration is FREE!

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(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Arizona Historical Society