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AHM First Fridays: Dogged Pursuit: Tracking the Life of Enrique Garfias, the First City Marshal of Phoenix
October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| $3
Enrique “Henry” Garfias, son of a prominent ranchero family in Southern California, was elected the first city marshal of Phoenix in 1881 and served five consecutive terms. He also held commissions as a U.S. deputy marshal and a Maricopa County sheriff. Garfias’s life and career in law enforcement was marked by trials and tragedy and, ultimately, by the modest triumph of competence, courage, and perseverance over bigotry and bias.
Jeffrey R. Richardson’s book provides an understanding of the important role of the Hispanic community in our shared American history. Jeffrey, a journalist for more than 25 years, spent the formative part of his career covering environmental, economic and cross-cultural issues. Today Jeffrey’s research focuses on the history and cultures of the American West. He writes for Wild West, Rural Heritage, Journal of the Wild West History Association, Nevada Magazine, and Tombstone Epitaph.
Program included with admission to the museum. Discounted admission begins every Friday from 4-8 p.m. Free validated parking available in the Main Gate garage.