Dance of the Smoki People

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“Who’s tweeting in here?!” someone yelled from the back of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art and Culture in Prescott, Arizona. I popped my head out of the exhibit room where I’d been…tweeting.  The woman who had yelled was … Continue reading

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The Hohokam Stonehenge

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“Casa Grande is right off the highway,” I said. “There are Native American ruins in Casa Grande,” I said. “It’ll be an easy, convenient stop between Phoenix and Tucson,” I said. Thirty minutes after we get off the highway, we’re … Continue reading

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Pima Air and Space Museum

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, has a 2600 acre facility on-base that locals call “the Boneyard.” It contains over 4000 obsolete aircraft, lined neatly “row on row” like a military cemetery.  “The Air Force doesn’t like us calling … Continue reading

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The Soiled Doves of Jerome

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The fine for prostitution in Jerome in 1911 was $5.00, with an additional $2.50 for court costs. That’s the first thing I think of when I think of my visit to the Jerome, Arizona. How random is that? “Do you … Continue reading

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Picacho Peak

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The western-most battle of the Civil War was fought about 45 miles north of Tucson, Arizona, in the shadow of a mountain called Picacho Peak.  (Trivia: picahco is big peak in Spanish, so Picacho Peak is Big Peak Peak.) The … Continue reading

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After the Burn

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When last we saw President James Madison, it was August 26, 1814 and he was in Brookeville, Maryland. The British had set the White House ablaze and the President, after fleeing the Battle of Bladensburg with the defeated American troops … Continue reading

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The Rest of Key West

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Martello was the 19th century term for a small fort and West Martello Tower was built during the Civil War as an adjunct to the larger Fort Zachary Taylor, a few blocks to the west. It was used for various … Continue reading

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