I reached out to Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History at Durango’s Fort Lewis College, to learn how the Four Corners handled the 1918 influenza outbreak.
The area around Glenwood Springs, Rifle, and Silt was once “Teddy Roosevelt country.” A century after his death, he’s still remembered as a larger-than-life figure – in both American history and that of Western Colorado.
What’s the real story behind the famous stuffed animal? A surprising tale of Theodore Roosevelt’s refusal to shoot a subdued bear.
Devoted to scholarly research but open to the public, the center focuses on the history, people and culture of the American Southwest.
Onofre Tafoya spent 40 years moving the earth in an underground copper mine near Tucson. But it was more than hard work. It was the place where, as he says, he “became a man.”
Tracking the history of Arizona’s boom and bust towns. Bisbee and Globe survived, Helvetia and Ruby didn’t.
Gordon Hirabayashi objected to how Japanese Americans were treated in World War II. His fight took him from the Supreme Court to a prison camp in Arizona.
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.
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.
We climbed aboard Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotive known as The 844 in 2012 to talk with the engineer and record the sounds of the legendary iron horse.
“We were rank sentimentalists and rank romanticists, both of us.”
A closer look at an enduring tale of the Old West.
Budget cuts forced the state park to close last year. But Homolovi has re-opened and is operated jointly by Arizona State Parks and the Hopi Tribe. Meanwhile, archaeological research continues at the site.
What happened to three boy scouts hiking on southern Arizona’s Mt. Baldy in 1958? They disappeared into a sudden snowstorm and were never seen alive again. New evidence may hold the answer.
The Amerind Foundation in southeast Arizona has assembled an extensive collection of archaeological artifacts and Southwestern art. Director John Ware talks about the research organization’s history and the evolving nature of archaeology.