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  1. Speaker Series: Pearl Hart, the Lady Bandit- Victim or Vixen… or Both?

    January 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Surprise City Hall - Council Chambers

    Experience stories of Arizona history and culture through a speaker series presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities.

    Separating fact from fiction is no easy task when it comes to flamboyant stage coach robber Pearl Hart. A mountain of conflicting stories abound, thanks in no small part, to Pearl herself. This presentation will follow Pearl from her modest beginnings in Canada and discover what set her down the road that led from Canada to Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico, and finally, Arizona. The road that took her from an innocent teenager to a life of crime is littered with stories of abuse, abandonment, and poor choices. Reid will explore Pearl’s life as a both victim and vixen to shed some light on an Arizona figure surrounded by mystery.
    Speaker: Chris Reid

    For more information, please contact Surprise Arts and Cultural Commission Chair Susan deJong at 623.214.7537.

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