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Third Thursday Food for Thought – “El Camino del Diablo”

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Deceptive desolation of El Camino del Diablo, photo provided by Butch Farabee.

Deceptive desolation of El Camino del Diablo, photo provided by Butch Farabee.

On Thursday March 15, 2018, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” dinner will feature the presentation “El Camino del Diablo, The Devil’s Highway” by retired National Park Service Superintendent Charles R. “Butch” Farabee at El Molinito Mexican Restaurant, 10180 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, Arizona. This free presentation (order your own dinner off of the restaurant’s menu) is from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

On the National Register of Historic Places, El Camino del Diablo, The Devil’s Highway, is a brutal, 200-mile long, prehistoric and historic route from northern Sonora to Yuma, Arizona, then on to the mission areas of California. Used for at least a millennium by Native Americans, conquistadores, Father Kino, miners, undocumented aliens, and modern-day adventurers, El Camino crosses three large federal areas in the extreme desert of southern Arizona, which is the focus of this presentation. A reputed 400 to 2,000 lives have been lost traveling along our very own, isolated and wild part of the Arizona-Mexico border, most from heat, exposure, and a desperate lack of water. Join Butch Farabee, who has driven this remote, four-wheel drive road six times, for a part history, part travelogue, and part informational overview of this fascinating but humbling area.

Reservations are required: info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201. PLEASE WAIT TO HEAR FROM OLD PUEBLO THAT YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDING because the Fire Code limits how many guests we can have in the restaurant meeting room. Reservations must be requested before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday before the program date. Guests may select and purchase their own dinners from the restaurant’s menu. There is no entry fee but donations will be requested to benefit Old Pueblo’s educational efforts.



March 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Old Pueblo Archaeology Center


El Molinito Mexican Restaurant
10180 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ United States
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