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Things To Do In Pinal County, Arizona
Perhaps Pinal County should be named "Penal County" because the major employers here are State & Federal prisons. And the list of things to do in Pinal County, Arizona is short. Nevertheless, all are worthwhile day trips from Tucson.
Florence, the county seat, has a lot to offer history buffs, including a small, but excellent museum & a pleasant walking tour of restored historic buildings.
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This slideshow will introduce you to some of the sights and scenes from Southern Arizona and stories about those places. Clicking on a slide that interests you will transport you to a story about a destination or adventure. …Continue reading
Here is the history of manned flight. Pima Air and Space Museum has over 300 historic aircraft on exhibit, including the Blackbird, a 1950’s design that still holds the speed record for coast to coast flight: imagine going from New York to Los Angeles in one hour.
Mt. Lemmon is a recreational paradise in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest. It is 9,157 feet (2,791 m) above sea-level, and receives approximately 180 inches of snow annually. A perfect place for skiing in the winter or camping in the summer, it also has observatories that you can view through a telescope, winter or summer. Other activities are hiking, biking and hanging out to cool off in the summer.
Mission San Xavier del Bac is about 15 minutes south of downtown Tucson. It is the finest example of Spanish mission architecture anywhere. It was built in the late 18th century and is today both an important piece of Baja Arizona history and an active Roman Catholic church serving the Tohono O’odham people.
Update: January, 2020. A 4 year extension was granted in 2018 to Rillito Race Track. Race dates for 2020 are over 6 weekends this year, Feb. 8 – March 22. IF you love the Race Track as we do, plan on going and/or donating. We took pictures at the meet …Continue reading
Unlike the many images we have of Geronimo today, no photograph of Cochise exists. We only know what he looked like from contemporary written accounts; mostly American and Mexican. These we owe to the very few people of European descent who lived to tell about their close encounter with the …Continue reading
If you are looking for the perfect Horseback Riding experience that takes you away from it all, out to the country, you will find it at the Double R Guest Ranch. This is the Old West, largely untouched since the days of Cochise and Geronimo. Ron Sirota called me one …Continue reading
The following account of the 1908 Bisbee fire was written by Henry Bethea for The Copper Chronicles, a joint project of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum & Bisbee’s KBRP Radio Station. He holds the copyright and this article is reproduced here with permission.
Easier. Where is this? Dead give away clue. Send your best guess to: [email protected] with the heading: Where is this? LAST WEEK’S WINNER Ok..Sorry. Not enough information. It is the Amerind Museum in Texas Canyon in the distance. This is the lovely picnic area. Nice to hear from all of …Continue reading
Like many “Big Deals”, this one started with a “Little Deal”. In this case, the little deal was a flying jewel about 10 cm long and weighed in at about 5 grams. It had feathers, of course. A white underbelly, red beak, and sported a violet crown. It was also …Continue reading
Churrasco de Brazil is the newest restaurant in the Tucson Mall arena. It opened in October. We usually do not review restaurants that have been open less than a year, however, in this case we made an exception as it looked quite interesting and afterall the new year and the …Continue reading
Although many of the people here were not actually born in Arizona, for their life’s work, they were/are noted as Arizonans. We thought that a short list of notable people would be of interest. Cochise – (Circa 1810 – June 8, 1874) Chokonen Chiricahua Apache, led the war with the …Continue reading
A brief history of the Santa Cruz River Valley from Tucson, South to the Mexican Border. Here you will find the Spanish missions and presidios (forts) of the Pimeria Alta, Land of the Upper Pimas. Today, Interstate 19 makes traveling this 70-mile section of Arizona history an easy day trip. …Continue reading
Once again it was a Friday, time for Neighbor Roy and me to go to lunch together. We decided on the Sausage Deli on Grant and 1st Avenue. It is a standalone building we have passed many times but never ventured in. We arrived at 12:30 PM and the place …Continue reading