Fairbank: A Ghost Town Slideshow

Fairbank Picnic

Fairbank ghost town (aka Fairbank Historic Townsite) is about a 20 minute drive from Tombstone. It is located along the San Pedro River within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Fairbank was established in 1881 as a depot for the railroad. The town was named for N.K. Fairbank, one … Continue reading

Tom Jeffords and the Chiricahua Apache Reservation

Tom Jeffords. Photo taken in 1885.

Editor’s Note. Karen Weston Gonzales is a talented free lance writer. I first read her story about Southern Arizona pioneer, Tom Jeffords, in Tombstone Times to which I subscribe. The story is reprinted here with permission. The story is true and offers a clear account of one of the most … Continue reading

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