16th Annual Cowpunchers Reunion Rodeo
10th Annual Lavender Festival
Heritage Square Trust presents Summer Concert Series
There is no better way to experience all Miraval has to offer than with your best friend, mom, daughter or sister! The Girls’ Getaway Package invites you to enjoy some quality girl time.
Rise & Shine
Purchase a $75.00 horseback ride or jeep tour and breakfast is on us.
July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival
Tempe Beach Park
Fireworks Spectacular, concert event stage, live music, inflatable kid's Ride village, vendors, water fun and games for the family, $8 or $15 for two, under 12 free, 4-11 pm, 480-350-5189 or http://www.tempe4th.com
Wells Fargo “Buffalo Bill” Stagecoach Display to Appear at Tempe July 4th Fireworks
TEMPE – June 25, 2012 – Colonel William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, a former Civil War soldier, Pony Express rider and frontier cowboy created one of the most exciting Wild West shows of its time. Performers included Annie Oakley, Chief Sitting Bull and Red Cloud. One hundred years ago, you would still have been able to attend “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West Show, where a scaled-down version of the Wells Fargo Concord Stagecoach made a regular appearance to sold-out crowds. The show is long gone, but authentic replicas of the shiny red “Buffalo Bill” Stagecoach are still making the rounds for onlookers to admire. On July 4, the historic Wells Fargo “Buffalo Bill” stagecoach will displayed in Tempe to help celebrate Tempe’s July 4th Fireworks.
Starting in 1858, the Wells Fargo Stagecoach helped carry mail for the Overland Mail Company. It provided semi-weekly service, stretching 2,700 miles from St. Louis to San Francisco, via El Paso and Los Angeles, in just 21 days.
The Wells Fargo coach always drew onlookers when it pulled into town. It meant the arrival of old friends and intriguing strangers, important packages, letters from loved ones and modern goods from the East. The stagecoach was considered the finest passenger vehicle of the time. The coach traveled an average of five miles an hour, changing horses at swing stations every 12 miles and stopping for meals at home stations about every 45 miles. A total of 18 people could ride in the coach. A passenger could bring along 25 pounds of luggage - about the size of a backpack.
The Stagecoach display will be available at the entrance to the Tempe 4th of July Fireworks celebration from 3:00 p.m. to approximately 10:00 pm.
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