All posts in AZ History & Heritage

  • Coronado National Memorial
    Coronado National Memorial
    September 23, 2012, Comments Off on Coronado National Memorial

    In 1540, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado set out on a two-year expedition to find the Seven Cities of Cibola (the seven cities of gold) rumored to lie to the north […]

  • Ghosts of Crash Canyon
    The Ghosts of Crash Canyon
    October 24, 2011, Comments Off on The Ghosts of Crash Canyon

    In June 1956, two airplanes (United Flight 718 and TWA Flight 2) took off from California — one bound for Chicago, the other for Kansas City. When the flights began, […]

  • Riordan Mansion Flagstaff Arizona
    Haunting at Riordan Mansion
    September 19, 2011, Comments Off on Haunting at Riordan Mansion

    Riordan Mansion State Historic Park stands tucked away among the Ponderosa pines of Kinlichi Knoll in Flagstaff, Arizona. The park showcases the home of a pair of pioneering brothers, Timothy […]

  • Arizona Fun Facts
    Arizona Fun Facts
    March 25, 2011, Comments Off on Arizona Fun Facts

    Arizona is a land of contradictions. For many people, the state is synonymous with hot, low-elevation deserts, covered with cacti and creosote bushes. In point of fact, more than half […]

  • The Rocky Road to Arizona Statehood
    November 3, 2009, Comments Off on The Rocky Road to Arizona Statehood

    Had it not been for some interesting twists of fate, Arizona and New Mexico might have ended up with totally different borders. Or been named something totally different. Or ended […]

  • Inhabitants of the Grand Canyon
    September 18, 2009, Comments Off on Inhabitants of the Grand Canyon

    The Grand Canyon has had many admirers over the years. We aren’t the first to be in awe of its natural beauty. The oldest human artifacts in the park are […]

  • Cameron Trading Post
    Cameron Trading Post
    October 10, 2007, 3 Comments

    The Cameron Trading Post has been providing visitors, travelers and explorers to the desert southwest with needed supplies for nearly a century. In the early days, that meant trading almost […]

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