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  • Parker Dam and Lake Havasu
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    Parker Dam and Lake Havasu

    Constructed in 1934 along the Colorado River, Parker Dam created Lake Havasu. Lake Havasu City water resources coordinator Doyle Wilson talked about how the water reservoir serves as a recreational spot in…

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  • Founding of Lake Havasu City
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    Founding of Lake Havasu City

    Becky Maxedon, executive director at the Lake Havasu Museum of History, tells the story of how Lake Havasu City grew out of the western Arizona desert and how the city’s visionary, Robert McCulloch, planned…

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  • London Bridge
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    London Bridge

    Jan Kassies, director of visitor services for the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau, talked about how a bridge that once spanned the River Thames in London made its way to western Arizona. The London Bridge was…

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  • Early History of Lake Havasu
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    Early History of Lake Havasu

    The Lake Havasu Museum of History tells visitors about the area’s early history, before Robert McCulloch established his planned desert city. Ed Walker, museum president, highlights exhibits that tell of…

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  • Tour of Lake Havasu
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    Tour of Lake Havasu

    Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen gave a tour of the area and highlighted some of its unique locations and history. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities…

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  • American History TV in Lake Havasu City Arizona
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    American History TV in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, from October 6-10, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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  • Bob Boze Bell on Olive Oatman
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    Bob Boze Bell on Olive Oatman

    Lake Havasu Museum of History hosted author and co-owner of True West Magazine Bob Boze Bell as he talked about Olive Oatman, the Arizona woman who survived five years as a Native American captive to later…

    119 views
  • emFront Row Seat at the Circusem
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    Front Row Seat at the Circus

    Political journalist and author Jim Heath shared stories from the campaign trail and examined the current state of political journalism in his book, Front Row Seat at the Circus: One Journalist’s Journey…

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  • emLivin at the End of Old 95em
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    Livin' at the End of Old 95

    Life-long Lake Havasu City resident Rick Kingsbury shared his experience watching his home town grow from 800 people to the city it is today in his book, Livin' at the End of Old 95: Lake Havasu Before the…

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  • Book TV in Lake Havasu City Arizona
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    Book TV in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, from October 6-10, 2018, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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  • Mayor Nexsen on Lake Havasu City Arizona
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    Mayor Nexsen on Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    Mayor Mark Nexsen spoke about the challenges Lake Havasu City, Arizona, faces existing on desert land. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in…

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  • Senators Barry Goldwater and Carl Hayden Collections
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    Senators Barry Goldwater and Carl Hayden Collections

    Rob Spindler showed items from the collections of former Senators Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and Carl Hayden (D-AZ) that are housed at Arizona State University. Mr. Spindler showed some of the personal and…

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  • Congressional Papers of Jeannette Rankin
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    Congressional Papers of Jeannette Rankin

    Archivist Jodie Foley talked about the Congressional papers of the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin. She was a lifelong pacifist elected in Montana in 1916 and then again in 1940.…

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  • Representative John Murtha Papers
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    Representative John Murtha Papers

    David Grinnell showed items from Representative John Murtha’s (D-PA) papers, which are held at the Archives Service Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He talked about Representative Murtha’s military…

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  • New Mexico Senators Pete Domenici and Albert Fall
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    New Mexico Senators Pete Domenici and Albert Fall

    Dennis Daily and Matt Friedberg showed items from the collections of two of New Mexico’s U.S. senators, Pete Domenici and Albert Fall, held at New Mexico State University’s Archives and Special Collections.…

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  • Political Career of Senator William Proxmire
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    Political Career of Senator William Proxmire

    Michael Edmonds talked about Senator William Proxmire and shared personal stories told by Proxmire’s family and former co-workers. Mr. Edmonds also showed some of the papers of the Senator, who created the…

    336 views
  • Interview with Richard Norton Smith
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    Interview with Richard Norton Smith

    Richard North Smith talked about his approach to writing as he works on his biography of President Gerald Ford. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities…

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  • Biographer Lou Cannon on Writing
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    Biographer Lou Cannon on Writing

    Lou Cannon, President Ronald Reagan’s biographer, talked about his relationship with the former president and the challenges of writing books about a sitting president. CC-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • Historian Brooks Simpson
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    Historian Brooks Simpson

    Professor Brooks Simpson talked about the challenges of writing history and biography. Professor Simpson is the author of multiple books on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, including works on General…

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  • Historian Walter Isaacson
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    Historian Walter Isaacson

    Historian Walter Isaacson has written numerous biographies from Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and Henry Kissinger. He explained how he chooses who to write about and the challenges that come along with…

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