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Buffalo Bill Cody runs for Arizona Senate
October 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Renowned architect and historian Don Larry will be discussing”Senator Bill: William Cody’s Connections to Arizona.” on Sunday, October 4, 1:00 PM at Acadia Ranch Museum 825 Mt Lemmon Highway in Oracle. No charge, refreshments will be served.
At the turn of the 20th century, Buffalo Bill Cody was arguably the most recognizable celebrity on Earth. Oracle lays claim to him as a part-time resident and mining entrepreneur: “I was surprised to find a beautiful little winter resort up in the mountains called Oracle, and about twenty as pretty women as I ever saw. They rounded me up and I was photographed with the whole bunch. They wanted me to stop over and get up a dance or a shooting match, but I couldn’t do it.” (Bill Cody, January 1909)
In 1911, Buffalo Bill considered running for Senate in Arizona just before Arizona was granted statehood in 1912.
Mr. Larry will discuss that run for senate in his presentation recently given at the 2015 Arizona History Convention.
Don Larry has been recognized as an Arizona CultureKeeper for his 25 years of research and documentation of early brass bands and their music during Arizona’s territorial period (1863-1912) both as a historian and brass musician. He is one of the 100 CultureKeepers honored in Arizona for the state’s 2012 Centennial celebration. A euphonium player since the age of 8, Don is the founder of the Territorial Brass, Arizona’s Official Historical Brass Band, which has produced two CD recordings and appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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