In The Middle of Nowhere: Rattlesnake Crafts & Rocks!

Rattlesnake Shop AZ

One of the stranger places we visited on our tour of Southeastern Arizona is John & Sandy’s Rattlesnake Crafts & Rocks. John makes wallets, belts, and other useful items and souvenirs out of rattlesnake skins and sells them out of an old trailer. He also collects a lot of stuff others have discarded as junk. Here you will find literally tons of Old West artifacts lovingly horded for decades and on display for your amusement. Old signs, bottles, tools, boots, lanterns, you-name-it.

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A Contest. Which Is The Weirdest or Funniest Sign?

You don’t have to live here very long before you start noticing the odd, the strange, the weird, and the funny. I laughed out loud when I first saw this sign at the NW corner of La Cholla and Ruthrauff. Just what a growing family needs: grocery bags full of alcohol, nicotine,caffeine, and sugar.  Send [...]

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Do You Know How Mt. Lemmon Got Its Name?

Road To Mt. Lemmon

Mount Lemmon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona. It is 9,157 feet (2,791 m) above sea-level, and receives approximately 180 inches of snow annually. Mount Lemmon was named in honor of botanist Sarah Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with Native American guides by mule and foot in 1881, the same year as the Gunfight at the OK Corral.

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