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    Local Voices * Arizona Stories 


    Saving Our Fellow Citizens: Chandler’s Firefighting History

    Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.

    At Downtown Library, 2nd Floor Copper Room

    Fire Battalion Chief Scott Wall tells the fascinating story of how today’s Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department came to be—from a tiny crew of dedicated volunteer firefighters and two fire hose carts in 1917, to today’s department of over 180 firefighters and paramedics operating out of ten stations across the city.  


    Waylon Jennings: Outlaw Country’s Roots in Arizona

    Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m.

    At Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road

    Did you know that Outlaw Country legend Waylon Jennings honed his early musical sound in Tempe in the 1960s, before achieving fame as part of the “outlaw” county music movement in the 1970s? He and his wife and singer, Arizona-native Jessi Colter, eventually retired in Chandler.  Using music and video, Dr. Karin Enloe shares more about Waylon’s story and his roots in Arizona. 


    Stories of the West That Hollywood Never Told

    Friday, November 6, at 10 a.m.

    At the Red Shed Theater in Tumbleweed Ranch

    Southeast corner of Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen

    Join us at the outdoor Red Shed Theater for two shows! Start with a one-man play about the real life and adventures of Wyatt Earp. Stay for the second show, when film historian Charlie LeSueur shares little-know stories about the biggest stars of early Television Westerns. Part of the 6th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off



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