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EAC presents “The Hintons and the Mineral Strip” at Discovery Park Campus
By Jeanné Schaser
THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus, in partnership with the Graham County Historical Society and Museum, will continue the Discover Park Campus Lecture Series with a lecture by Graham County historian Hal Herbert called “The Hintons and the Mineral Strip.” This free, family-friendly presentation will be held in the Jupiter Room of the Gov Aker Observatory, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2010.
“This is the perfect time to learn about the history of the Hinton ranching family and the famed San Carlos Apache Mineral Strip,” says Harry Swanson, dean of Discovery Park Campus. “This presentation will follow the events that resulted in the loss of 24 family ranches and the controversies surrounding eviction, compensation, and odd alliances.”
“This is also a story about the cooperation between the San Carlos Apaches and ranchers during their struggle to get the attention of officials in Washington D.C.,” continues Swanson. “For many, the final solution was less than acceptable, but it is part of our history, and we are grateful to Hal Herbert for sharing it with us.”