June 3, 2020
Surprise City Hall - Council Chambers
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
CANCELED - AZ Humanities - Arizona: History of Snake Oil Salesmen, Scams and Hoaxes
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Benefiting from tales of abundant resources in the territory, limited law enforcement and communication, scoundrels and schemers could create enticing promises of riches, products and get-rich-quick schemes without much oversight. Using newspaper articles, quotes and photographs, this program illustrates some of the most famous and lesser-known embarrassing scams and hoaxes that have found gullible Arizonans.