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Ride into the past: Event examines compelling Western topics

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Dr. Thomas Phillips and Dr. John Langellier will conduct a presentation on “Black Soldiers in the Arizona Territory, as Depicted in the Historical Record and the Art of Frederick Remington.”  Above is Remingon’s “Marching in the Desert with the Buffalo Soldiers.”

Courtesy image<br> Dr. Thomas Phillips and Dr. John Langellier will conduct a presentation on “Black Soldiers in the Arizona Territory, as Depicted in the Historical Record and the Art of Frederick Remington.” Above is Remingon’s “Marching in the Desert with the Buffalo Soldiers.”

PRESCOTT - Frederick Remington, buffalo soldiers, flour milling, Apache scouts, Tombstone businesswomen, and a Grand Canyon controversy will be the topics explored by historians at the ninth annual Western History Symposium on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott.

This popular event is co-sponsored by the Prescott Corral of Westerners International and the Sharlot Hall Museum. Presentations are free and open to the public.

In the Hassayampa Inn's Arizona Room at 10 a.m., Dr. Thomas Phillips and Dr. John Langellier will conduct a joint presentation on "Frederick Remington and the Buffalo Soldiers: Black soldiers in the Arizona Territory, as depicted in the historical record and the art of Frederick Remington."

At 1:30 p.m., Dr. David Miller will present "The Marvelous Country: Artists of the 1858 Ives Expedition confront the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau."

In the afternoon at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Thomas Jones will talk about "Flour Milling in Territorial Arizona: The historical evolution of flour milling in the territory's post-Civil War period" and Fred Veil will discuss "Arizona's Apache Scouts: An examination of factors that motivated Apaches to scout for the Army during Arizona's Indian Wars."

At 7:15 p.m. in the Marina Room, Dr. Heidi Osselaer will be the featured speaker following the monthly meeting of the Prescott Corral of Westerners International and will present "On the Wrong Side of Allen Street: Nellie Cashman and other territorial women establish legitimate businesses in the frontier boomtown of Tombstone."

Symposium participants can attend the Prescott Corral's monthly dinner before the evening talk. Cost is $24. Call symposium coordinator Fred Veil at 443-5580 by Monday.

For a detailed description of the talks and biographies of the presenters, go to the Prescott Corral Website at www.prescottcorral.org and click on Western History Symposium in the upper left-hand corner.