ALERT! Desert Museum Cancels Bat Interpretation Programs

Bats Fly From Campbell Street Bridge.

Bat Programs Succumb To Their Own Success! For many years, one of the most popular Desert Museum programs was not held at the Desert Museum. Desert Museum docents conducted bat interpretation programs at two bridges along the Rillito River; one located at River & Campbell and the other at Pantano … Continue reading

Apache May: An Indian Girl On The Slaughter Ranch

This is the dress and vest Apache May wore when Sheriff John Slaughter discovered her.

“Texas” John Slaughter was the sheriff who cleaned up Cochise County after the Earp Brothers and Doc Holliday left Arizona. He was as tough as they come and, among the outlaw class, earned the moniker “that wicked little gringo”. As despised and feared as he was by the outlaws, he … Continue reading

Images of the Native Peoples of Southwestern Arizona

Images of native peoples of AZ

This video courtesy of Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, presents photographs from the Library of Congress of the native peoples of Southwestern Arizona. Many of these photographs are from the extensive works of Edward S. Curtis, some of whose photogravures are currently on display at the Arizona State Museum … Continue reading

Texas John Slaughter: Arizona’s Meanest Little Good Guy!

Slaughter Ranch Museum: Home of Cochise County Sheriff John Slaughter and his family.

(Editor’s Note: We occasionally invite others to share their extraordinary stories, art, photographs, and videos with visitors to our SouthernArizonaGuide.com. Roger Naylor is a talented travel writer who writes mainly about Arizona. You can read more about him and his work at the end of this article.) **************************** Story By … Continue reading

Pima Air and Space Museum: A Review!

Ms. Karen & my father, Bill Gressinger under a restored B-29 at the Pima Air & Space Museum.

November 2013. It had been many years since we visited Pima Air and Space Museum. When we first moved to Tucson more than 10 years ago, we took our young grandchildren there and had not been back since, except briefly to create one of our 50 original videos when we … Continue reading