Apr 12 2013 7:00 pm
Event Date: Friday, April 12 at 7:00pm
Goldie Tracy Richmond came to the Arizona desert in 1927 where she and her husband prospected for gold and ran traplines. At 6'4" and 345 pounds, Goldie was a powerful woman who once strangled a bobcat when it attacked her husband. She lived in a remote spot in the desert for 40 years where she operated Tracy's Trading Post, learned the Tohono O'odham language, and earned a reputation as a respected trader on the reservation. Goldie also made quilts depicting the desert and scenes of the daily lives of her O'odham neighbors.
Carolyn O’Bagy Davis has won several awards for her many books on southwestern history, including a 2012 Southwest Book of the Year award for this book.