“To herd the festive dude:” The Fascinating and Sometimes Hilarious History of the Dude Ranch
Live Presentation via Zoom
Virtual Screening Room
Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:00 PM
Arizona / Mountain Standard Time
Join us online as we host author and historian Lynn Downey as she discusses the history of dude ranches and her newest work American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the Old West.
Viewers of films and TV shows might think the dude ranch is something not quite legitimate, a place where city slickers pretend to be cowboys. But the tradition of the dude ranch, America’s original western vacation, is much more interesting, and is deeply connected to the culture and history of Arizona and the American West.