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Sedona Museum 2018 Living History Series

Sedona AZ (December 29, 2017)– The Sedona Heritage Museum will host the next in its Living History Speaker Series on January 10, 2018, at the museum when independent scholar Doug Hocking will present William H. Emory, the Heroic Opening of the American Southwest. The talk will begin at 10:00 in the morning and is free to the public.

Lt. William Emory

Lt. William H. Emory, topographical engineer, rode with General Kearny in the 1846-47 conquest of New Mexico, Arizona and California. He fought beside the general at the Battle of San Pascual. Throughout Emory’s trek from MO to CA, he recorded the terrain, its people, ruins, flora and fauna. His map opened the Southern Emigrant Road to travel. His published work introduced the Southwest to the American people, and established the need for the Gadsden Purchase.

Doug Hocking has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology and historical archaeology. A retired Army officer, Hocking has lived among the Jicarilla Apache and paisanos of the Rio Arriba in Northern New Mexico.

Doug Hocking

Writing both fiction and history, Doug’s articles have appeared in True West Magazine, Wild Magazine, Roundup, and the Journal of Arizona History. He is on the board of the Arizona Historical Society, VP of the Southern Trails Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association, and is sheriff of the Cochise County Corral of Westerners.

Every year, the Sedona Heritage Museum presents a series of Living History talks. Speakers include descendants of pioneers, longtime residents with historical stories to share, or other storytellers about history.

The Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Jordan Historical Park, uptown Sedona, and is open daily 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more museum or special events information, call 928-282-7038.


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  2. Anonymous says:

    @Weekend Freebies

    I guess all the people complaining here about the small amount of taxes they pay here in Arizona will be in attedance.. if it’s free it for them. Since they love to point fingers but in actuality TAKE and USE more then they contribute.


  3. Attention Anonymous Idiot says:

    What an asinine statement @Anonymous. It’s corporate America sponsoring this freebie, not taxes. Using your comparison, HAIL BANKS, HAIL CORPORATES. What an ass you are!

  4. Arlene says:

    Define small?

  5. @Anonymous says:

    The fact is it’s the people demanding entitlements who are the ones expecting the entire population to take care of them. So guess you are correct. Just a bit confused on who is paying and who is taking. You would LOVE socialism and that isn’t what those of us are seeking who complain when taxes are thrown to the wolves on wasted endeavors. EXAMPLE? Chamber of Commerce. If they took that money and spent it on the badly needed road improvements, that would be the start of a good example of worthwhile Product Development. What’s so difficult to get about that? Unless you’re one of those waiting around for government housing at the expense of those who actually work to make a living.
    Get a life @Anonymous.

  6. @anonymous says:


    YOU are a participate in socialism I guess….
    You contribute far less money wise to the Federal Gov. then you use.
    YOU are operating on your own at a deficent. You relay on the surplus of other states like NY or California to make ends meet and keep AZ taxes artificially low.
    Therefor you are a leech ataker and a user. Please stop using money from other states so as to keep AZ taxes low.

    Take ing from the states with a surplus and giving to takers like YOU who operate at a deficent.

    You should embrace socialism cause your a TAKER already . So stop pointing fingers YOU USER.


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