‘The Apache Trail’ to be discussed at museum lecture

Guest speaker Jodi Akers will speak on the topic “The Apache Trail” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.

The Apache Trail is Arizona’s only historic and scenic byway. Ms. Akers has been traversing the Apache Trail with her family since 1964, and her interest in that area led her to open the Apache Trail Jeep Tour business in 1993.

Ms. Akers spent over 15 years exploring the nooks and crannies along the trail and also researching historical tidbits of information. She will talk about the building of the road, and of the Native American Tribal people, including the family of Eva Tulane Watts, who assisted and was so instrumental in this era of Arizona history.

Although selling her Jeep tour business in 2008, Ms. Akers still holds a commitment and a promise to keep this history alive. People can visit with her at the business she now owns — Mother Lode Mercantile in Goldfield Ghost Town.

For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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