This is listed on a number of “must visit” sites in Tucson because of its uniqueness. “The idea for Valley of the Moon came after George Phar Ledger went to visit a terminally ill 14-year-old girl, the daughter of the local clergyman, who was dying of tuberculosis. George decided that the girl needed something to spark her imagination so outside her bedroom window he created a miniature cement mountain scene, complete with a lake made from a washtub and a waterfall. The "lake" held fish and water plants and there was a little path leading to a ladder up the side of the "mountain." The waterfall was made by filling a reservoir at the top of the mountain, which would run back down into the lake. “In 1975 Valley the Moon was listed on the Arizona Historic Places Register. Valley of the Moon was officially placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. On George's 97th birthday, then-Mayor Lew Murphy presented him with the Tucson Outstanding Citizen Award for the creation of Valley of the Moon and his devotion to the free entertainment of Tucson's children… In 2015 Valley of the Moon was declared a Tucson Historic Landmark by the Mayor and Council.”
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Meet at the Camera Club at 12:45 PM for carpooling, departure at 1:00 PM. Carol Gautsch will be our leader. For questions contact Carol at Home 520-347-4917; Cell 406-850-2742; email firstname.lastname@example.org
To cancel your registration contact email@example.com
Registration closes on 3/02/18. No refunds after 3/08/18.
Valley of the Moon requires a minimum of 5 participants.
In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member or email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org