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Date:
June 3, 2020
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Surprise City Hall - Council Chambers
Address:
16000 N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374
Contact:
623.214.7537
Cost:
Free
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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.