University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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William Damon Kalt III



Gail Kalt

Arizona native William D. Kalt III’s love of history sprang to life on his grandmother’s lap as she shared tales of growing up in the Territory’s rough and tumble mining towns prior to statehood. Imbued with a passion reserved for one’s true love and a burning desire to share stories of the pioneers, he set forth to capture the accounts of their bygone days.

The Friends of the Pima County Library named Kalt’s "Tucson Was a Railroad Town: the Days of Steam in the Big Burg on the Main Line" a Southwest Book of the Year for 2008. In addition, his 2006 story, Epes Randolph: Railroad Man of the Southwest won the James F. Elliot award for the Journal of Arizona History’s best article by a non-professional historian. The Arizona Authors Association selected his book "High in Desert Skies: Early Arizona Aviation" as a Finalist for the 2018 Book of the Year. The Tucson-Pima Historical Commission awarded him its prestigious Historic Preservation Award in 2016.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Paulette Bodeman, Richard Chamberlin, Jack Cochran, David Crow, John Findura, Mimi Gough, William Kalt, Liza Porter, Kathleen Titus, James Williams, Michael Young

Books:
High in Desert Skies: Early Arizona Aviation
History / Biography
William Kalt Books
April 2017
ISBN 9780998239903
300 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

In Arizona, this land of ancient footprints, cactus, dust and mud, where the first train arrived only 50 years earlier, Lindbergh's aerial visit carves the most significant notch in Southern Arizona's aviation belt to date. More/less

Tucson Was a Railroad Town: the Days of Steam in the Big Burg on the Mainline
History / Biography
VTD Publishing
November 2007
ISBN 9780971991545
335 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A history of the railroad in Tucson, Arizona, covers the years of expansion in the late 19th century through the profitable early 20th until the decline of the 1950s, exploring both the passenger and freight industries, the men and women who worked for the railroads in Tucson, and how the railway affected the community.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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