Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading
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.
Klondyke is a near-ghost town in western Graham County. In the second decade of the 21st century, the only roads out there are still unpaved. The Klondyke cemetery is just southeast of town. There you will find the graves of the Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Power and his family. Few know the sad story of these […]
How did Pennington Street in Downtown Tucson get its name? (a) Could Pennington Street be named for some 19th century politician and merchant like Estevan Ochoa, who established a successful business supplying Indian reservations and U.S. Army forts northeast of Tucson? He served as mayor (1875-76) and has a downtown … Continue reading
Does anyone know where this was taken? Send your best guess to: [email protected] with the heading: Where is this? LAST WEEK’S WINNER Congratulations to Robert Adams who got this one! It is the Castle Dome City just outside of Yuma. Now is a good time to visit this reconstructed Ghost Town. We … Continue reading
Prime hiking season has arrived. We have not yet hiked a fraction of the bodacious hiking trails you can take in Tucson and Southern Arizona, but here is a list of Ms. Karen’s favorites that she has been on, and a bucket list of those she would like to in the future. … Continue reading
October 2017. Five of us went to Cielos Restaurant and Bar to see if their burger might deserve a slot on our List of Top 10 Best Burgers In Tucson. Open To The Public Cielos is the newly re-invented restaurant and bar at the historic Lodge on the Desert. The … Continue reading
Part III: William Oury – Epilogue This is part of a series on William Oury and the Camp Grant Massacre. If you have not read Part I and Part II on William Oury, start here at Part I. [Tucson 1930’s] Late in her long life, Atanacia Hughes (1850-1934), was interviewed … Continue reading
Arturo takes a hike to visit the grave of an old friend in a high mountain valley of the Borderlands. Music by Linda Ronstadt with permission. … Continue reading
Recently, Jim, Ms. Rosemary and I (Ms. Karen) headed down to Arivaca to explore the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, and the Arivaca Creek Trail, also part of BANWR, where the ruins of the Wilbur-Cruce Ranch are. The Refuge comprises over 171,000 acres of grasslands, cottonwood wetlands, and sycamore canyons. … Continue reading
Part II: Now that you know Mr. Oury’s background from Part I, we can proceed with his formal Justification for the slaughter of defenseless Indians, to which he admits. It was presented 14 years after the incident. I have inserted my comments [in bold ] to add clarity and context … Continue reading
Part I: William [Bill] Oury, Tucson’s first mayor, says the “so-called” Camp Grant Massacre of “defenseless” Aravaipa Apaches was justified and the results were good for Tucson. At the time most, perhaps all Tucson residents agreed. His wholehearted formal defense of Tucson’s bloodiest and most formative event is presented in … Continue reading