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Second annual Cañon Arizona History Book Festival, Dec. 2


BLACK CANYON CITY – Discover Arizona’s best kept historical secrets! Come to the second annual Cañon Arizona History Book Festival that will be held 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Black Canyon Heritage Park, located at 33955 S. Old Black Canyon Highway.

Meet the authors, have your books signed, browse Guidon Book’s collections (prime endorser), enjoy presentations, and talk history with those whose passion is keeping it alive. While at the Park, you can also tour the Old Cañon School Museum and stroll around the Heritage Park while enjoying an afternoon of live music with Jeff Paris. This is a free, family friendly event. Invite friends, fans, and family.

Exhibitors include Guidon Books: Western Americana and Civil War Books; John Bueker: Legend City; Jerry Cannon: Arizona’s History Bridges (Presenter); Michael Sandford: Rock Springs; Phyllis Ralley: Children’s books; H Alan Day: Cowboy Up (Presenter); Marcy J. Miller: New River; Friends of Agua Fria National Monument: Cultural Committee; Barbara Gronenmann: Hohokam Arts and Games; and Robert Kittle: Franciscan Frontiersmen. See more at

From stagecoach robberies to territorial murders, Arizona has a rich and gritty history. It’s only fitting for the Black Canyon Historical Society in this former territorial town of “Cañon” to host this Arizona history book fair.

Refreshments will be available, thanks to Nora Jean’s Koffee Kitchen and Kona Ice. Special attractions include the Black Canyon City Community Library, Friends of the Aqua Fria National Monument, and a fire truck from the Daisy Mountain Fire Department.

Event organizers offer special thanks to sponsors Karen Fann (District 1 AZ Senator), Noel Campbell (District 1 AZ Representative), Jon Talton (Author), and Will Wing (Surveyor). For more information or to have an exhibit, contact Ann Hutchinson at or (623) 293-8628.