Tucson History: The Death Of Dr. John Handy

Dr. John Handy

In the 1880’s through the early 1890’s, Tucson was still a rough, often violent town. Geronimo had surrendered in 1886 and his Chiricahua Apaches hauled off to exile in Florida. But even after the Apache threat was largely history, Tucson and all of Southern Arizona continued to be known for … Continue reading

Our Tucson History Tour A Success!

A tour at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House in Tucson

Last Sunday, April 12, 2015, was a very good day for a walking tour of historic Downtown Tucson. The weather was overcast and cool. The 20-some folks on this, our History & Libation Tour, were delightful; all eager to learn more about the Old Pueblo’s illustrious heritage. As tour guide, … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Guide’s Tombstone At Twilight Tour

Allen Street Tombstone Arizona At Night

This Southern Arizona Guide’s Tombstone At Twilight Tour Is April 25th, 2015. I’m Jim Gressinger, travel writer, photographer, and publisher of Southern Arizona Guide. Please join me for an Old West evening like no other. Tombstone, Arizona after sundown is a very different place than Tombstone by daylight. The shops … Continue reading

If You Love Our Desert Museum, Vote For It!

Coyote along the Desert Loop Trail at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

USA Today Nominates the Desert Museum’s Desert Loop Trail For Top 10 Zoo Exhibits in the Country Tucson, AZ (April 8, 2015)—The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is included among 20 of the top zoos in the country whose exhibits were nominated for the USA Today/10Best Zoo Exhibits-Readers Choice Awards announced on … Continue reading

See the Empire 100 Art Show and Sale

Dear Granpa

March 29, 2015. Jim and I wandered off into the Eastern hinterlands (East of Campbell) to peruse the offerings of the Empire Ranch Foundation for its Annual Western Art Show and Sale. In its 15th year, this year the show is at the tony Tucson Desert Art Museum. Dubbed the Empire … Continue reading

Thar’s A New Black Bear In Town!

New black bear at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This cub was found injured near Payson, AZ last August. She had a broken leg, but is doing very well now. She weights in at 111 pounds as of her debut March 30, 2015. She will probably gain another 100 pounds over the next year. She seems both curious about … Continue reading

A Hike to the Ghost Town of Charleston Arizona Territory

Wells Fargo Building

March 14, 2015 – Having been to many of the more accessible ghost towns, Ms. Rosemary and I (Ms. Karen) decided to hike to the remote ghost town of Charleston Arizona Territory. Led by our docent, Richard Bauer, this was a Friends of the San Pedro River “Members Only” hike, … Continue reading

A Springtime Visit To Tohono Chul Park

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March 13, 2015. There are many reasons to visit Tohono Chul Park in the Spring. They always have interesting art exhibits, such as the Mexican Folk Art Show & Sale. And amazing plants in the greenhouse you can buy for your own garden. But in the Spring, go for the … Continue reading