PCHS Museum Presents: The Wild Days of Eloy

The Pinal County Historical Society Museum is hosting a free presentation on the lively and lawless days of Eloy, Arizona. It has been said that Eloy had a reputation that rivaled that of Tombstone, with its killings, graft, good time houses, and mysterious murders. Explore this turbulent time in Eloy, when the influx of seasonal cotton pickers “raised hell” on the weekends. What is the real story and what is exaggeration. 

Presented by Geta LeSuer, author of Not all Okies are White: The Lives of Black Cotton Pickers in Arizona, this program will take a look at the often forgotten past of this Arizona town most known now for its skydiving school and new housing developments. LeSuer holds a doctorate in English and Comparative Literature and appears in conjunction with the Arizona Humanities Council. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th and it is free of charge. The Pinal County Historical Society Museum is located at 715 S. Main St in Florence. For more information, call 520-868-4382.

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About the Author:

Mr. Knudsen serves as the Assistant Town Manager and Public Information Officer.