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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.

“I’m Not a Miner, I’m a Provider”

“I’m Not a Miner, I’m a Provider”

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.”

Some Thrived, Some Died

Some Thrived, Some Died

Tracking the history of Arizona’s boom and bust towns. Bisbee and Globe survived, Helvetia and Ruby didn’t.

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 western-most engagement of the Civil War. Some say it was just a “skirmish,” but each year it’s brought back to life a dedicated group of re-enactors.

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