History of US 60 and the Apache Trail
Friday April 12, 2019
Hash Browns, History and Hiking:
The third and final event in the 2019 series was held Friday, April 12, the topic for the event was the History of US 60. Rick Powers a local historian and retired engineer from the Arizona Department of Transportation, conducted this informative and entertaining talk. Following the talk there was a guided hike on the Queen Creek Canyon segment of the LOST.
6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Bullion Plaza Museum.
Presented by local historian and author Rick Powers for the February First Friday lecture series sponsored by the Gila County Historical Society and the Bullion Plaza Museum. The proram was well attended.
Roads & Streets Conference 2015
April 2, 2015 - Westin La Paloma (Tucson Az)
Rick gave an interesting presentation on the Apache Trail GIS Inventoery and Histroic Documentation project completed in 2012. The project received the national 2013 FHWA Environmental Excellence Award in the Geospatial Tools, Technology and Analysis category.
Hard Scrabble Event
Feburary 19, 2014
History of Arizona"s Transportation System
"Rick Powers gave a presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30p.m. at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum for the monthly "Hardscrabble" program. The title of this presentation is "Footpaths to Super Highways: Arizona Transporation History" This presentation examined the evolution of transportation from footpaths used by the Native Americans, through the development of wagon trails and the railroads, and on to the expansive superhighways of today."
November 13, 2013 (6:30pm) "JFK Assassination - 50 Years Later"
Globe-Miami Hardscrabble - Bullion Plaza Museum & Cultural Center
Rick gave a presentation on the JFK assassination, summarizing what happened that fateful day in Dallas and discuss some of the events leading up to the assassination.
Nov 22, 2013 - JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary
Rick gave a follow-up presentation on the JFK assassination at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts on the 50th anniversary November 22, 2013 (6:00 pm). He explained why JFK went to Dallas, summarized his last few days, and presented some of the controversial conspiracy theories.
Excellent Feedback on this extetensive and detailed presentation.
2013 Arizona/New Mexico Joint History Conference
Rick was a featured speaker at the Joint Arizona/New Mexico Historical Society Annual Conference on Saturday April 20th (10:30 - 12:00noon) in Las Cruces NM.
Topic: "100-Year History of Arizona's Highway System"
Rick gave and exciting interactive presentation on Arizona's Scenic and Historic Roads. The presentation was hel at 6:00 pm Wed Feb 8, 2011 at the Miami Public Library.
Rick was invited to conduct a book signing for COSTCO on December 4th, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Mesa store. Several copies of the book were sold and many positive comments were received by those who attended.
In preparation for Arizona's centennial celebration next year APWA has focused on history presentations during their monthly membership meetings. Rick gave a presentation on the History of Transportation and the Apache Trail during the Sep 14, 2011 meeting. There were approximately 180 in attendance.
On September 13, 2011 Rick gave a presentation to the Valley of the Sun Romance Writers of Arizona at the Ironworks in Glendale. There were 26 in attendance.
Mr. Powers give a presentation on the History of the Apache Trail and Innovative Historic Preservation through GIS, on Thursday April 21st at the 60th annual Roads and Streets Conference in Tucson.
Rick gave a presentation on the Apache Trail GIS documentation efforts at the national Preserving the Historic Road Conference in Washington DC September 11, 2010.
Preserving Historic Roads (PHR) Web link... http://www.historicroads.org/sub7_1.htm
Richard Powers gave an interesting presentation on the history of the Apache Trail GIS Historic Documentation process and discussed on-going historic preservation techniques. This Miami "Hardscrabble" event held on January 12th, 2011 was well attended.