I have been asked White Tank Mountains Conservancy to do my talk again!  Taking place inside the program room at the White Tank Mountains Library on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm.  I start the area history in 1863.  Come and learn about the ranchers, miners and freighters who made their mark on the mountains and the importance of the White Tank in Arizona territorial history.   I hope you can join me!   The Library is at the entrance to the Park.  (4 miles west of the 303 on Olive Road.)

This presentation will be part of the White Tank Mountain Conservancy Speaker Series.  You will not want to miss the rest of the program.  All of the presentations will be at the White Tank Library, but times vary.

**Mark your calendar for these presentations**

  • History of the White Tank Mountains

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

  • Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. However, are such claims supported by archaeology or by Native Americans themselves? Mr. Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs, and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, scientific, and modern Native American perspectives.

Registered Professional Archaeologist Allen Dart has worked in Arizona and New Mexico since 1975. He is a state cultural resource specialist/archaeologist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and volunteer director of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Archaeology Center nonprofit organization, which he founded in 1993 to provide educational and scientific programs in archaeology, history, and cultures. Al has received the Arizona Governor’s Award in Public Archaeology, the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society’s Victor R. Stoner Award, and the Arizona Archaeological Society’s Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award for his efforts to bring archaeology and history to the public.

  • Interconnections Between Geology and the Landscape

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

In this presentation Matt Haberkorn from the Phoenix College Bioscience Department will be discussing the effect of geology on the ecosystems and habitats of the White Tank Mountains.  This will include an overview on how geology determines soil types, hydrology and plant life.   Matt has been a Professor and Lab Tech for over ten years and has studied these interconnections through various research projects during that time.  Come and hear how each of the individual parts of the White Tank Mountains are connected to all of the other parts to form what we see today as the White Tank Mountains.