News Provided by the Pinal County Historical Museum

Arizona Humanities Speaker, Todd Weber, who last year presented John Wesley Powell in a lively and colorful dramatization, returns to the museum as Pauline Weaver on Feb 24th at 2 p.m.

Clad in buckskins, and displaying his extensive collection of items of the fur trade era, Todd Weber shares the life and times of Pauline Weaver, one of Arizona‘s first white settlers. This presentation includes a fascinating demonstration of tools used by Territorial settlers

The name Weaver may ring a bell if you are familiar with the peak known as Weaver’s Needle located in the Superstition Mountains. Pauline Weaver was known to be in Arizona as early as 1831. There are seven place names in Arizona that honor Pauline Weaver

 Born as Powell Weaver in 1797 in Tennessee, he took on the name Paulino when he was in Taos NM for the Spanish speaking people and then Anglos transformed that name to Pauline.  Gen. Stephen Watts recruited Weaver to scout for the Mormon Battalion and Weaver had many experiences as a scout, trapper, and guide across Arizona

His name and the date 1832 appears scratched into the walls of the Casa Grande Ruin. This signature is a mystery as he was known to only sign his name with an X.

Don’t miss this fascinating program brought to you in conjunction with   the Arizona Humanities Council on Sunday Feb 24th at 2 p.m.  For more information, call 520-868-4382.