Cora Viola Slaughter presentation April 27

Join us for the next presentation in our Spring History Series on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Our presenter will be Reba Wells Grandrud, former National Register Coordinator for the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and Director of the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Papago Park.

Here’s some information about Cora Viola Slaughter (taken from the Arizona Humanities Council website) to whet your appetite:

Viola Slaughter of Douglas and rural Cochise County was one of Arizona’s outstanding pioneer women, maturing from a prim, headstrong, pampered young woman into the capable mistress of the San Bernardino Ranch. In 1879, on a cattle drive in western New Mexico Territory, she married John Slaughter, a widowed Texas cattleman with two small children. Over the next forty-two years together, John and Viola reared his son and daughter, and brought love, care, and education to a dozen or so foster children, including at one time in 1896, four youngsters of different ethnic backgrounds: Apache, Hispanic, Black, and Anglo.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council and it’s FREE!

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