Cottonwoods: The Largest Trees in Arizona

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Cottonwoods are the largest trees in Arizona. This video, explaining the cottonwood at length is part of an educational series, by the Friends of the San Pedro River. Learn more about how the cottonwood contributes to the ecosystem and protects the San Pedro Riparian Area in this video. Mike Foster, … Continue reading

Coronado National Memorial: A Video

Coronado National Memorial

In this video, Mike Foster talks about the Coronado National Memorial and the Coronado Expedition for which this memorial is named. This is a great Day Trip for a warm day. Bring a picnic for the top of Montezuma Pass at 6500 ft. elevation. Explore the cave on the property. … Continue reading

SASCO the Forgotten Ghost Town

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SASCO is a ghost town north of Tucson and just south of Picacho Peak. It was the smelter for the first Silverbell mine, which was 12 miles to the southwest and connected by rail. We had visited SASCO ten years ago; before we were Southern Arizona Guide and we had … Continue reading

Pronghorn Released Near Elgin

Pronghorn Deer

The next time your are down Elgin way,headed to Overland Trout or some Wine tasting, keep a look out for the pronghorn deer. Their numbers grew by 40 last week. In this short video, Mike Foster tells you a bit more about their history in this area. Mike Foster, San … Continue reading

A Carriage Ride Into The Past

Sentinel Carriage Company Tour of Downtown Tucson

We know more about Tucson history than most. Why? It’s our job. We are, after all, Southern Arizona Guide. We particularly enjoy Downtown Tucson because it is so rich in local history and cultural heritage.  We never tire of discovering historical gems hidden among the modern high-rises and older Downtown … 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

Tumacacori To Tubac: Anza Day 2013

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October 19, 2013 Every October, the dedicated Park Rangers at Mission Tumacacori National Historical Park and the volunteers & staff at El Presidio de Tubac, the first Arizona State Park, put on one fine reenactment of the Juan Batista de Anza Expedition: known today at Anza Day. In 1775, when … Continue reading

Helldorado Days: Tombstone 2013!

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October 20, 2013. The Helldorado Days Parade has been an annual Tombstone event for 84 years. As many times as we’ve been to Tombstone, never have we seen the historic district so crowded. Thousands lined Allen Street to witness the events. We had a really good time. Learn more about … Continue reading