The Day Amelia Earhart Dropped In For Dinner

Amelia Earhart

(Annie Larkin is one lucky lady. As curator of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, she gets to hunt through old cases & drawers in this wonderful old building in search of hidden treasures, such as the story below. Reproduced with permission.) In September of 1928, Amilia Earhart was one … Continue reading

A Day Trip Through History: The Santa Cruz River Valley

Tucson Convento & Chapel on the West Bank of the Santa Cruz River.

A Brief History Of The Santa Cruz River Valley From Tucson South To The Mexican Border.  Here you will find the Spanish missions and presidios (forts) of the Pimeria Alta, Land of the Upper Pimas. Today, Interstate 19 makes traveling this 70-mile section of Arizona history an easy day trip. … Continue reading

Cycling Oro Valley Is Incredible!

Cycling in Rancho Vistoso, Oro Valley, AZ

By John Westergaard, The Arizona Bicycle Association. Cycling writer John Westergaard of, the official media portal for The Arizona Bicycle Association contributed to this article. Jason “The Bike Bandit” Kirk, mountain bike guide for Tucson Bike Rentals and Guided Bike Tours also contributed to this story. ORO VALLEY, Arizona … Continue reading

Mushrooms and the Huachuca Mountains

Mushroom in the Huachucas

Have you visited the Huachuca Mountains lately? This year has been exceptionally wet, spawning Mushrooms in abundance. In this video, Mike Foster talks about the Mushrooms of the Huachucas. Carr House will be open for another month. Go. Sunday September 20, 2015 will feature a talk on the Coronado Expedition … Continue reading

Tombstone Steampunk Parade, September 5, 2015

Tombstone Steam Punk Parade

I thought it might be interesting to visit Tombstone on Labor Day Weekend and take in the Steampunk Parade, “Steampunk” being: a movement of people and things, powered by steam and set in the 1800’s. Think “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. I invited Neighbor Roy to join me. Our first … Continue reading

Camp Grant Massacre: A Strange Epilogue

Chief Eskiminzin

Having read our stories about the Camp Grant Massacre and the trial of those Tucson citizens accused of this mass murder, you might find this brief follow-up note of interest. Following their acquittal, the leaders of the mob were rewarded with paying public positions. William Oury was elected city alderman; … Continue reading

Cycling To Arivaca & Sasabe

Biking on Arivaca Road

Contributed by Dez Diamond; Arizona Bicycle Association ( GREEN VALLEY, Arizona – Green Valley cyclists and roadies can leave their front doors for a wild western bike ride that will be as scenic as it is challenging. Perhaps the most unique ride in our state, the ride to Arivaca will … Continue reading

Sonoita Wine Tasting Tour: July 2015

Group at Callaghan Vineyards

First stop: Callaghan Vineyards. Lisa Callaghan (right) poured the wine and described the characteristics of each. Here the group received their wine glasses that they would take with them to the other wineries. On a pleasant Sunday in July, our group of 5 intrepid adventurers set out from Tucson about … Continue reading