Re-enacting the Civil War in the Southwest

Re-enacting the Civil War in the Southwest

Picacho Pass, Ariz. – On April 15, 1862, two small groups of Union and Confederate soldiers fought a battle in central Arizona. The engagement left several Union troops dead, including the detachment’s commanding officer, and wounded several men on each...
A Kartchner Caverns Tour With Gary Tenan

A Kartchner Caverns Tour With Gary Tenan

Benson, Ariz. – About 40 miles southeast of Tucson, under the limestone rock of the Whetstone Mountains, lies a vast, living cave called Kartchner Caverns. It was discovered in 1974 by Gary Tenan and Randy Tufts, two amateur cavers from Tucson. A small cleft in...
Tree Workers a Tight Community of Serious Competitors

Tree Workers a Tight Community of Serious Competitors

Casa Grande, Ariz. – Once a year, a small group of a grown men climb some of Arizona’s tallest trees, just for fun and sport. They are tree workers; professionals who cut and prune for landscaping or utility crews. They meet in a city park somewhere in...
Author Byrd Baylor Celebrates the Desert

Author Byrd Baylor Celebrates the Desert

Arivaca, Ariz. – Byrd Baylor’s love of the desert serves as both setting and subject for her writing. She’s best known for her children’s books, mostly set in the Southwest and populated with Native Americans and desert creatures. After years...

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