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Join the ASU Book Group for a discussion on “Sam, The Freeway Isn’t a Cattle Trail Anymore: Stories of Early 1900’s Rural Life in the Salt River Valley, Arizona" by ASU alumnus Sam Joy. Open to all ASU faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community. Author is always present . No-host lunch in the University Club following discussion.
Sam Joy was born in Phoenix and raised on his dad’s farm along with a cattle operation on the north side of the Salt River Valley. This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the ancient Hohokam, who developed an extensive irrigation system in the Valley; early rural life, farm practices, how the Depression and World War II changed the Valley, and much more.
Sponsored by the ASU Department of English.