Sierra Ancha cliff dwellings topic at Wednesday Hardscrabble

Photo provided Dr. John Mack will combine historical research and firsthand knowledge for the Wednesday, Hardscrabble program Oct. 16

The remarkable structures of the Sierra Ancha cliff dwellings, 60 miles north of Globe,  and the people who built them and lived in them will come to life at the Wednesday Hardscrabble program on Oct. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami.

Dr. John Mack will combine historical research and firsthand knowledge of visiting the site, and discuss the architectural features to give a better appreciation for the people of the early 1200s who first lived in the canyons of the Sierra Ancha, and a better understanding of their contributions to life in the Arizona desert.

John Mack is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Masters Degree in Russian history, and holds a Ph.D. in American History. He teaches as an online senior lecturer in history for Georgia State University, and is a published author. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Mack loves discovering new treasures in the wilderness areas of the Arizona desert.

Wednesday Hardscrabble programs are co-hosted by the Gila County Historical Society in Globe and the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami.

Admission is free.

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