America’s Longest War: An Apache History!

Apaches

Which was America’s longest war? President Obama claims that the war in Afghanistan is America’s longest. But is that true? First, let me say that “wars” no longer start with a formal “declaration of war” nor end with a formal signing of surrender documents or “peace accords”. So part of … 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

Arizona Folklore Preserve: A Southern Arizona Hidden Treasure!

Arizona Folklore Preserve sign.

We’ve “discovered” another Southern Arizona Hidden Treasure. Of course, like all “hidden treasures” we have discovered since starting Southern Arizona Guide 2 years ago, this one is hidden in plain sight. It’s just that most locals and almost all visitors don’t yet know about it. We would like to help … Continue reading

Empire Ranch Fall Roundup 2013: A Slideshow.

32.Tombstone Ghost Rider 01

Every year in the fall for the past 13 years, the Empire Ranch Foundation has put on a grand celebration of ranching life in Southern Arizona. From the 1860′s to the 1960′s, the Empire Ranch was one of the largest and most successful cattle operations in the American Southwest. The … Continue reading