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“The Thieving, Bloody Thirteenth Legislature” (lecture)

Then: University Libraries Special Collections / Now: Red Bar Café/The University of Arizona

Date: January 29, 2013

Times: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Bob Diaz


“The Thieving, Bloody Thirteenth Legislature,” a program tracing the tumultuous founding of the University of Arizona, will be presented from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd.

In the presentation, Christopher Carroll, Ph.D., and Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona, will describe events which led to the creation of the University of Arizona in 1885. Professor Carroll is the grandson of Selim M. Franklin, a member of the Thirteenth Arizona Territorial Legislature. He will give attendees the opportunity to view unique documents and relay stories of the bloody and thieving aspects of the Thieving Thirteenth Legislature.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.