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Community presentation: Arizona Kicks on Route 66

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The community is invited to join Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian, at the Mohave Community College Havasu campus for his presentation Arizona Kicks on Route 66.

U.S. Route 66, known as the “Mother Road,” was built in 1926. It ran from Chicago to L. A.

MArshall Shore wearing funky sunglasses

Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian. Photo Courtesy: AZHumanities

During the depression of the 1930s, it became the major path by which people migrated west, seeking work, warm weather and new opportunities.

Shore shares the history of Route 66 in Arizona, including the impact it had on the state during its prime, and what happened when the interstate ultimately bypassed some of the towns that drew life from the road. This multi-media presentation includes music, video clips, still photos, and Shore’s storytelling magic.

Marshall Shore, Arizona’s Hip Historian, has a passion for uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Shore uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in entertaining and educational presentations.

MCC and AZHumanities partnered to provide this free opportunity for the community.

What:             Arizona Kicks on Route 66

When:             January 24

                         5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where:            Mohave Community College

                         Lake Havasu City campus
                        1977 Acoma Blvd. West

                        Building 600
(Light Refreshments will be served)  

Event flyer that says Arizona Kicks Route on 66. January 24  from 5 to 6 pm in building 600 on the Lake Havasu City campus.