Surviving Desert Heat Event in Havasu

Published by The Bee News

January 23, 2023

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How Arizonans Survived the Desert Heat
Before Air Conditioning
AZ Speaks Free Presentation at
County’s  LHC Library

MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (January 23, 2023) — Mohave County Library hosts “They Beat the Heat” this Saturday, January 28 at 2:00 PM in Community Rooms A/B with Arizona historian and author Christine Reid hosting.

Drawing from multi-cultural influences of the variety of people who helped build Arizona, attendees will discover how creative adaptations in lifestyle, architecture, building materials, town planning and even humor all contributed to surviving the area’s intense desert temperatures.

What have we forgotten and what can we learn from the wisdom of those who came before as climate becomes a vital and daily issue in life today? Using newspaper clippings, anecdotes, and photographs, the story is told how Arizonans adjusted to life in the desert before the arrival of air conditioners.

Reid is a writer/researcher with the Pinal County Historical Society and Community Scholar for the Anthem at Merrill Ranch lifelong learning program. She reveals some of Arizona’s diverse and rich western heritage in her presentation.  She continues that deep interest while serving on many of the town of Florence’s heritage projects and agencies. Committed to sharing history in a lively manner, she presents the sometimes hidden or forgotten aspects of Arizona’s multiple characters and history.

This free program is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities and is sponsored by the Friends of the LHC Library. Due to possible seating limitations, those tickets are now available at the County Lake Havasu City Library.. Saved seats will not be allowed. Also, lost tickets cannot be replaced.  Ticket holders must be seated by 1:45pm on Saturday. At that time, all empty seats will then be given away to anyone remaining without a ticket.

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