More than a Corner in Winslow

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Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me. Take It Easy ~ Jackson Brown … Continue reading

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The House at Hubbell Trading Post

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“Have you been in the house?” the shopkeeper asked. “A tour starts at 1:00 at the Visitor Center.” It was 12:55 so we hustled  back to the visitor center. The only person there now was the rug weaver. We chatted … Continue reading

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Hubbell Trading Post

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Ganado is a small town in the middle of Navajo Nation, about an hour north of the Petrified Forest. And at Ganado is an unexpected find: the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. It’s a small store and a Little … Continue reading

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Painted Desert Inn

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When President Theodore Roosevelt signed, in 1906, the legislation that made the Petrified Forest a national monument (it didn’t become a national park until 1962), it encompassed only the southern part of the current park. What’s now the northern tip … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest National Park

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Mr. History Tourist is a rock hound. Nothing makes him happier than looking at interesting rocks.  So earlier this week, we made a pilgrimage to the Petrified Forest, a national park full of the remnants of prehistoric forests turned petrified … Continue reading

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Pow Wow at Wa:k

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Before there was a Mission San Xavier del Bac, there was the village of Wa:k. The drawing below (credit to the National Park Service website) is a view of 1849 Wa:k, with rounded residential huts in the foreground and San Xavier … Continue reading

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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Start typing “San Xavier del Bac” into a search engine and one of the first choices to come up in auto-complete is “San Xavier mummy.”  This is him. Except that he’s not a mummy. He’s made of wood and was … Continue reading

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