facebook rss
Preserving archaeology and culture for our future
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

“Third Thursday Food for Thought” featuring “Specters of the Past – Ghost Towns That Built Arizona” presentation by Jay Mark

January 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Thursday, January 20, 2022, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” program will feature “Specters of the Past – Ghost Towns That Built Arizona” presentation by Jay Mark. This free Zoom online presentation is cosponsored by Arizona Humanities, Phoenix and will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time).

In addition to an entertaining, visual display of the communities, towns and settlements that contributed to the early growth of Arizona, this presentation focuses on respect for these diminishing historic resources. Most of the photographs represent a comprehensive exploration of Arizona ghost towns made by Mr. Mark in the 1960s and 1970s just prior to a major period of incursion and destruction by off-road and all-terrain vehicles. Many sites are no longer extant or have been seriously degraded since, over the last fifty or sixty years. This presentation emphasizes the need to respect these valuable but fragile and vulnerable resources. Most are on public land with little or no protection afforded. From Mr. Mark’s personal library of nearly one thousand photographs of nearly three dozen ghost towns, the presentation features ghost towns from the area in which it is made. Jay Mark, a resident of Arizona for more 50 years, has written more than 800 articles about local and Arizona history, and has taught popular continuing education classes in the Maricopa Community College District. He has received the Arizona Historical Society’s Al Merito award and the State Historic Preservation Office/Arizona Preservation Foundation Governor’s Heritage Preservation. This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities.

To register go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TiIW9I0USu-9ecTNb9InEw. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201. This program will not be recorded.

Flyer: 20220120(v1)ThirdThursday_JayMark_SpectersOfThePast_GhostTownsFlyer

Caption: Photo of ruins at Gleeson, Arizona, by Jay Mark


January 20, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Allen Dart



View Larger Map

All form fields are required.


Your Cart