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Sedona Museum Hosts Verde Valley Book Signing

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Sedona AZ (December 3, 2011) – The Sedona Heritage Museum will host a book-signing for author William Cowan on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Museum in Uptown Sedona. Cowan’s “Images of the Verde Valley” is another in the Arcadia Books series of historic photo books.

Images of the Verde Valley looks at both the incorporated and unincorporated communities of the Verde and traces the settlement of the Valley as it progressed from the Lower Verde through Fort Verde and up the drainages of the Verde River, Beaver Creek and Oak Creek. The book includes many never before seen photos from family collections and is an appreciation of the families that made up the history, generation after generation throughout the historic development of the Verde Valley.

Cowan’s interest in the history of Arizona stems from many nights around a campfire with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to hunt arrowheads. He became a student of historic photographs of rural Arizona as a way of documenting environmental change over time during his days as an employee of the US Forest Service.

“This work seeks to encourage residents and visitors to the Verde to think of the Valley as a single interconnected community with a very colorful shared history from Indians to cowboys, miners, ranchers and farmers”, explained Cowan about his motivation for authoring this book.

Refreshments will be served at this free public event beginning at 11 AM. The Sedona Heritage Museum is located at 735 Jordan Road in Sedona and may be reached by calling 928-282-7038.

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