The more I delve into the history of Tucson and Southern Arizona, the more fascinated I become with this place I call home. The Old West really comes to life when I visit historic places, such as Fort Bowie, AND know the significance of what happened there back in the day.
Below you will find my factual accounts of the people, both Native Americans and Anglo-Americans, who struggled to make their way in a mostly harsh and lawless land. Here you will meet the Apache leaders who led their brave and resourceful people against the horde of Anglo invaders. You will meet Texas John Slaughter, the sheriff who cleaned up Cochise County after the Earps left Arizona. You will meet Larcena Pennington, a young woman who was kidnapped by Apaches, then repeatedly stabbed and left for dead.
Through my accounts, you will discover the many ghost towns of Southern Arizona, such as Ruby and Fairbank, that are worth a good walkabout. And you will discover towns, such as Tombstone, that should be ghosts, but survived to the present to relive those bygone days.
I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoyed researching and writing about them.
- How Pie Allen & Sam Hughes Neighborhoods in Tucson Got Their Names
- The Train To Tombstone: Arizona Territory, 1903.
- A Trip to the Buffalo Soldier Memorial Plaza
- A History of the Empire Ranch
- The Restoration of Camp Naco
- Tales of Pete Kitchen, Pioneer: A Timeline
- A Visit To The Pimeria Alta Museum
- La Posada’s Turquoise Room: A Review
- Walking the American West with Dr. Jay – Castle Dome
- Returning To Fort Lowell
- Near Yuma, AZ: A Plank Road Across The Sand Dunes
- The New Rodeo Parade Museum in Tucson
- Historic Military Forts in the Time of the Apache Wars
- A Visit To The Cochise Hotel, Cochise AZ
- John Clum: The Only Man To Ever Capture Geronimo!