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Old Weird America: Marta Becket

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult


Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores “Old Weird America,” to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history.

Marta Becket, Dancer in the Sand

NYC Ballet dancer Martha Becket was on the way to an engagement when she got a flat tire in the ghost town of Death Valley Junction, California in 1967 and never left. Instead she bought herself an old hotel and made an oasis of art in the unprepossessing desert.