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Arizona Biography Series: The Stuff of Legends--Sara Lemmon
Live Presentation via Zoom
Virtual Screening Room
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2023 12:00 PM
Arizona / Mountain Standard Time
Following the Footsteps of The Forgotten Botanist: A Visual Journey: Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life and Work

Author Wynne Brown will describe the life and work of 1880s botanist and artist Sara Lemmon, for whom Arizona’s Mount Lemmon is named — and will focus in particular on the watercolors that have survived from Sara’s time in Southern Arizona.

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Wynne Brown is a freelance writer/editor/graphic designer based in Tucson on the Arizona lands of the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Her book, The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon’s Life of Science and Art (University of Nebraska Press, 2021), won seven awards, including Southwest Books of the Year Top Pick, the Spur Award for Best Western Biography, and the WILLA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her other award-winning books include Remarkable Arizona Women (3rd edition), which was published in 2022, as well as Cave Creek Canyon: Revealing the Heart of Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains.


She is also the president of Chiricahua Regional Council, the Pima County representative to the State Board of the Arizona Historical Society, and she was the 2022 Spring Pima County Public Library Writer in Residence.