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AZHS Presents: A Bird’s Eye View: Finding C.J. Dyer

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Phoenix resident C.J. Dyer was an accomplished artist, surveyor, and politician who created five bird’s-eye views of Arizona in the late 19th Century. Four of the lithographs portrayed the greater Phoenix area, including a view of Tempe in 1887. Join the Arizona Historical Society and presenter Ed Dobbins on August 5 as he explores the role Dyer’s bird’s-eyes played in the early promotion of agriculture in the valley. As a draftsman, Dyer left many examples of his handiwork documenting the rapid growth of the area. It is his bird’s-eye views made for commercial distribution, however, that continue to provide researchers and curious observers with interesting insights into Victorian-era Phoenix.


Suggested donation of $10 per person

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Please be aware that this is an online virtual event! A Zoom link to join the presentation will be sent via Confirmation email. 

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August 5
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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