Where is This? Guess Correctly and You Might Win a Prize!

1.20.17 – This pic is a couple of years old. At last we checked renovations were ongoing. Does anyone know where this is? Please submit your best guess to: info@southernarizonaguide.com. We will update this post next week with the place, the name of the winner, and some interesting related history. The … Continue reading

Shish Kebab House: Jordanian Cuisine In Tucson Arizona

Shish Kebab Dish at Shish Kebab House Tucson Arizona

Last week I wrote a review of Za’atar, a Tucson “restaurant” that serves Iraqi and Iranian foods, most notably shish kabobs. This traditional Middle Eastern dish consists of bite-size chunks of seasoned meat or fish plus veggies roasted on a skewer and served with rice and various sauces and condiments. … Continue reading

How Paton’s Birder Haven Became World Famous

Violet Crowned Hummingbird.

Like many “Big Deals”, this one started with a “Little Deal”. In this case, the little deal was a flying jewel about 10 cm long and weighed in at about 5 grams. It had feathers, of course. A white underbelly, red beak, and sported a violet crown. It was also … Continue reading

Yuma: A River Runs Through It. Part I

Yuma Territorial Prison Guard Tower

As far a we can tell, without the Colorado River, there would be no Yuma, Arizona. However, because Yuma has abundant water from the River, this Southwest Arizona City has an abundance of attractions for locals and snowbirds alike. Moreover, we at Southern Arizona Guide recently discovered that Yuma is … Continue reading

Puerto Peñasco: A Road Trip to Mexico

Each year at Christmas time, Ms. Karen & I take a road trip from our home in the Tucson Mountains in search of our next adventure. Two years ago, we headed for the Zuni Pueblo, but for our purposes the town was closed to touristas. So we continued on and … Continue reading

The Bisbee Massacre

Historic Bisbee

On a cold December day in 1883, five men robbed the Goldwater & Casteneda Store on Main Street that substituted for Bisbee’s only bank. They did so believing that the mining company’s payroll was locked inside the store’s safe. What started as a quick and easy robbery ended in the death of almost a dozen people.

The robbers quickly discovered a problem. The mine’s payroll had not yet arrived. Foolishly, the five robbers stuck around to steal what they could from the store, its owners, and customers. This took time. Time they did not have.

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