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Eclectic Cafe': A Dining Review

Vegetarian Calbacitas Tacos at Eclectic Cafe'

(May 2015) Earlier this week, Neighbor Roy & I went to the Tucson Desert Art Museum to see their new SNAP! exhibit. As I write this, I am also working on a review of that exhibit whose content is sure to be controversial. Afterward, we enticed Ms. Lois, who works at … Continue reading

PY Steakhouse: A Tucson Steakhouse Dining Review!

Steak at PY Steakhouse

Each year for several years now, we have published our list of the “Best” in selected dining categories. In our first year, we gave you our recommendations for the 3 Best Mexican Restaurants in Tucson. As many times as we have dined Mexican since, we have not experienced any better. … Continue reading

How Two Historic Tucson Neighborhoods Got Their Names

John "Pie" Allen

In the mid-19th century, in the remote southwest desert that was Arizona Territory, there were not many ways to earn a fortune. Life was mostly a struggle just to survive, let alone prosper. In the early 1850’s, 10’s of thousands of young men from the eastern United States, Midwest, and … Continue reading

Join Us On 3 Guided Tours In May!

Bisbee Arizona

Jim Gressinger, publisher of Southern Arizona Guide, will lead 3 guided tours this month. Bisbee Overnight Tour: Thursday May 21st and Friday May 22nd. On our way to historic Bisbee, we’ll check out a couple of interesting ghost towns. On Thursday PM, we’ll take a guided tour of Old Town … Continue reading

A Cooper’s Hawk Pays A Visit

Hawk-On-Rail-03

We occasionally have a feathered killer visit our yard. This Cooper’s Hawk frequents the big mesquite trees and tall eucalyptus tree in the garden areas between our casita and the main residence. He or she is an ambush hunter swooping down on unsuspecting doves & quails that feast below the … Continue reading

Tombstone Mines: How Much Were They Really Worth?

(Rt to Lt) Richard (Dick) Gird; Al Schieffelin; Ed Schieffelin,

Did you ever wonder what was the value of $1,000 U.S. Dollars back through the ages? For example, when partners Ed Schieffelin & his brother Al Schieffelin sold their shares in their Tombstone mines for $600,000 in 1880, how much was that worth in 2014 dollars? I knew the sale … Continue reading