Date(s) - 04/14/2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
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The West Valley Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Leonard Marcisz will be the featured speaker at our April Monthly Meeting. Leonard serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Historical Society. Previously, he served six years on the Board of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and was Vice Chairman of Scottsdale’s Historic Preservation Commission. Leonard is the scriptwriter and narrator for the Scottsdale City Cable Channel 11 historical series “Scottsdale Yesterdays” and is a contributing author for the Field Guide to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Our presenter will cover the creation, use, and rediscovery of The Stoneman Military Road. This road, created in 1870, was of critical importance during the US Army’s winter campaign of 1872-1873 against the Yavapai and Apache in central Arizona. It served as a major communication, commercial, and logistical conduit between Fort McDowell and Fort Lowell, near Prescott, before falling into disuse and largely disappearing.
The Society’s meeting, followed by the speaker, will be held at 1:30 PM on April 14, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church, 12225 N 103rd Ave., Sun City. Meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us for this interesting program. To learn more about this speaker and our Society visit: www.azwvgs.org or call 623-933-4945.