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The teddy bear truth

The teddy bear truth

What’s the real story behind the famous stuffed animal? A surprising tale of Theodore Roosevelt’s refusal to shoot a subdued bear.

A Roman colony in the Sonoran Desert?

A Roman colony in the Sonoran Desert?

A collection of lead crosses and swords found near Tucson has led to a nearly century-old controversy: Was a Roman colony established in the area around C.E. 800? Some are convinced it proves that Romans settled in the area; others say it’s a hoax.

Re-enacting the Civil War in the Southwest

Re-enacting the Civil War in the Southwest

The Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862, was the westernmost engagement of the Civil War. Some say it was just a “skirmish,” but each year, it’s brought back to life by a dedicated group of re-enactors.

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