Monthly Archives: October 2009

Will the Arizona Centennial Be the Last? At this point, 2012 seems an inauspicious year for celebration. First, Arizona is suffering the worst economic depression since the 1930s. Where will the money come from for a huge birthday bash? The … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Arizona Apocalypto, disasters | Leave a comment

Scenes in old Ajo, Arizona[click on an image to see full size; right-click to save] The Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend Railroad ran 42 miles of single track from the Southern Pacific at Gila Bend to an attractive mission style … Continue reading

Posted in Ajo, copper mining, Hispanics | Leave a comment

A is for Ajo, Alpine and Apache Junction. Arivaca, Ash Fork and Avondale.Don’t forget Adamana, Ahwatukee and Anthem!B is for Benson, Bisbee and Bullhead City. Also Bagdad, Buckeye, Bowie and Bylas.C is for Calabasas, Casa Grande and Chandler. Not to … Continue reading

Posted in Ajo, copper mining | Leave a comment

Arizonac or Arizona? The American historian Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) created a publishing company in San Francisco in 1852 that grew into a veritable history factory with a large staff researching and turning out popular histories of western states, including … Continue reading

Posted in Arizonac | Leave a comment