Payson Library Friends Liven Up August

Eddie Armer

Eddie Armer

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The Library Friends of Payson are making the lazy days of August a little livelier with speakers.

Armer shares local history with stories and song

Eddie Armer, local author, songwriter and historian, will give a presentation titled “A Slice of Arizona and Rim Country History” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14 in the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Road.

To highlight his talk, he will provide interesting anecdotes, historic, area maps and musical entertainment featuring both fiddle and voice.

The Armer family homesteaded in Gila County. Armer, like generations before him, was born and raised here.

Formerly, Armer served as an Arizona state highway patrolman. Currently, he continues to enjoy songwriting and has produced a CD. He is the author of “The Silent Ones of the West,” a book about the life of Charles Clifford Griffith. Both the CD and book will be available for sale and autograph.

The public is cordially invited to attend this free Author Spotlight program sponsored by the Library Friends of Payson. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please contact the library at (928) 474-9260. 

Tonto Bridge ranger is guest

Come learn about the geological history of Tonto Natural Bridge, one of the Rim Country’s great treasures, that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Barry Jones, park ranger and president of the Payson Rimstones Rock Club, will share

his extensive knowledge of the bridge. The presentation will be in the library meeting room at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19.

Imagine the area surrounding Payson as a vast inland sea, then the scene of violent volcanic activity, faulting and thrusting. Mountains rose, valleys formed, and the world’s largest natural travertine bridge was created. These are just some of the fascinating geological mysteries that occurred in our area.

The Tonto Natural Bridge became Arizona’s 26th state park in 1990.

The Library Friends of Payson extend a welcome to all who would like to attend this free program. A short meeting starting at 10 a.m. will review library and Library Friends information. Light refreshments will be served. 

For further information, please contact the library at (928) 474-9260.

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