Ms. Karen and I were at the Tucson Presidio Museum in early March 2022 on a Saturday to witness Living History Days that included a presentation by Atanacia Santa Cruz Hughes, the wife of Sam Hughes (1850 to 1934). The Presidio presents Living HIstory Days once a month October – … Continue reading
Lochiel, now a ghost town, is a former border crossing town, 1.5 miles from the Santa Cruz River in the San Rafael Valley in South Central Arizona. A few structures and residents remain including a restored one room schoolhouse built around 1905. It is also the site of a monument built … Continue reading
Ruby Arizona is about 12 miles from Arivaca. About half way there, the road goes from pavement to dirt. But it’s well-maintained and a standard sedan can easily travel on it (unless of course the area gets a hard rain). Again, do not rely on your GPS. ******************** Ruby was a mining […]Continue reading
In the spirit of Archaeology month, watch this video about the Trincheras Culture that inhabited the San Pedro River Valley as well as many other places in Sonora and Arizona. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves … Continue reading
The Murray Spring Mammoth Kill site at the Murray Springs Parking Area off Moson Road is an example of Cochise Culture and the Clovis people. Learn more about this important site here. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River … Continue reading
Come join the celebration every year which begins at Tumacácori and follows the Anza trail to Tubac. Watch this video we took of the festivities in 2011. Visit our page on Things to do in Tubac. Take a Day trip from Tucson to the Missions and beyond.Continue reading
A Spanish woman living with her family in a fort on the northern frontier of New Spain tells of her terrifying experience during the Second Battle of Tucson. On May 1, 1782, hundreds of Apaches attack the lightly-guarded Presidio San Agustin de Tucson. The civilians and soldiers of the Tucson … Continue reading
Video tour of a Cold War Bunker, housing the Titan II Missile, the only one of its kind left.Continue reading
Dr. Jay presents some interesting tidbits about Tombstone, the Town too Tough to Die and the Gunfight on Fremont St., also known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral. When you arrive in Tombstone, you want to take this worthwhile and fascinating tour.Continue reading
A historical tour of the J. Knox Corbett House, a Tucson merchant’s home from the early 20th Century.
An elegant two-story, stucco-covered brick structure built in the mission revival style, was completed in 1907 and lived in by members of the Corbett family for fifty-six years. J. Knox Corbett and his wife Lizzie Hughes Corbett built the house on the northwest corner of the block next to the Stevens House and near the Tucson Museum of Art.