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11/10/2011

Discovery Park Campus lecture series presents

By Lexi Heninger

Thatcher, AZ— EAC’s Discovery Park Campus welcomes author and historian, Danny Haralson, to its Jupiter Room on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., for a free presentation entitled, “Half a Dozen Unsolved Homicides in the Gila Valley.”

The presentation will include stories and photos of suspects, crime scenes, and officers who worked cases that remain unsolved, were overturned, or resulted in acquittal. “Haralson believes, however, these results were inadequate,” Says Paul Anger, Discovery Park Campus director. “Be prepared. Rumors will be voiced and facts will be presented, so who knows what family names might come up in discussions... surely you don’t have any skeletons in your closet, or do you?”

“Haralson’s roots run deep as a fourth generation Graham County native,” says Anger. “Deeply involved in the community, Haralson is well known as a member of the Graham County Historical Society, and is sought out for his detailed and interesting presentations on Graham and Greenlee County historical events.”

With three previous books reflecting his interests in genealogy and local history, his fourth and newest book, “Murder, Hangings, Homicides, Lynchings and More in Graham County from 1877 to Present,” examines the dark side of our seemingly halcyon Gila Valley.

This presentation from Haralson’s newest book is suitable for all ages and families. There will be tours of the Gallery, Space Shuttle “Polaris” simulator rides, as well as a public viewing of night sky objects through the 20-inch telescope. For more information, contact Anger at (928) 428-6260.

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