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 Two Historic Tucson Neighborhoods Got Their Names
- Tombstone Mines: How Much Were They Really Worth?
- A Death In Charleston, Arizona Territory
- Texas John Slaughter: Arizona’s Meanest Little Good Guy!
- Butterfield Overland Mail Company and the Dragoon Springs Stage Station
- A Fate Worse Than Death: How Pennington Street Got Its Name!
- William (Bill) Ourys’ Defense of the Camp Grant Massacre
- The Saga Of William (Bill) Oury: Tucson’s First Mayor (Part I)
- How Tucson Pioneers Perpetuated the Apache Wars: Part II
- Castle Dome City: A Mini-Road Trip From Yuma, AZ
- A Hike to Charleston Cemetery with the FSPR
- Near Yuma, AZ: A Plank Road Across The Sand Dunes
- “Eyedazzlers”, Navajo Rugs, Now At Tucson Desert Art Museum
- Murdered On The Streets Of Tombstone by Joyce Aros
- Empire Ranch Fall Roundup