On a cold December day in 1883, five men robbed the Goldwater & Casteneda Store on Main Street that substituted for Bisbee’s only bank. They did so believing that the mining company’s payroll was locked inside the store’s safe. What started as a quick and easy robbery ended in the death of almost a dozen people.
The robbers quickly discovered a problem. The mine’s payroll had not yet arrived. Foolishly, the five robbers stuck around to steal what they could from the store, its owners, and customers. This took time. Time they did not have.
Our new, very special Tucson History & Libation Walking Tour last month was a real hit, so we will be offering it again. Get the full schedule of tours and dates here. This is your opportunity to experience 1870’s Tucson through the eyes of saloon keeper, George Hand who left us …Continue reading
Recently we made another visit to the Mission Garden nestled under “A” Mountain in Tucson. This is where the original gardens of one of the first settlers of Tucson tended an elaborate garden complete with an irrigation system. Having last been to the Mission Garden some years ago when it …Continue reading
On an October afternoon, Neighbor Roy & I took off for The Parish, a dining establishment in a strip mall on North Oracle Road in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star had rated its burgers as the Best in Tucson. We wanted to see if The Parish should be added to …Continue reading
On a Friday afternoon in early October, Neighbor Roy & I ventured to an Italian restaurant in Northwest Tucson: the Bottega Michelangelo Restorante. We had read that it had received good reviews so we were looking forward to the experience. Moreover, Julia, my nurse, said it had recently been remodeled, …Continue reading
It was a Friday in Mid-October when Neighbor Roy & I decided to go to Kingfisher, an old time restaurant on Grant Road in Tucson known especially for its fresh fish. Roy said he had been here years ago when it was the Iron Mask Restaurant. Back then it included …Continue reading
Children and Family Museums Are you looking for museums that would be suitable for your children, which will be captivating, fun and educational? How about some of these? Some of these are good for children with a short attention span and some for the whole day. Many of these have …Continue reading
On one of our monthly Tucson History & Libation Walking Tours, I had the distinct pleasure to meet a fellow author, although at the time I did not know it. You see, to sign up for our Southern Arizona Guide tours, folks usually go to FareHarbor and pay via credit …Continue reading
(Editor’s note: Some time ago, Tim Simmons, one of our readers wrote to ask if we would write about Mickey Free. Mr. Simmons explained that Mickey was a Mexican fighting alongside the White Mountain Apaches against other Apaches for the Americans. We thought that was certainly unusual and that it …Continue reading