Arizona

Impossible Railroad

Impossible Railroad Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email The Impossible Railroad, officially known as the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway, is a historic rail line that traverses challenging terrain in California and Arizona. Conceived in the early 20th century, the railway aimed to connect San Diego and Yuma, facilitating transportation and trade. The construction, however, proved […]

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Bisbee Massacre

William E. Delaney, at 27 years old, was one of five robbers who struck in the Arizona mining town of Bisbee on December 8. Four innocent citizens of the community were killed throughout the course of this crime. The next six weeks saw the capture, trial, and execution of all five robbers; Delaney was the last to be caught, in Sonora, Mexico. A sixth guy, not directly involved in the crime but implicated in its planning, was lynched by a crowd. While the so-called “Bisbee Massacre” is now a well-known event in Western American history, little is known about the mysterious Billy Delaney, who, like so many others, has faded into legend along with “the Cowboys.”

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Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park, located in southeastern Arizona, is a testament to the natural beauty and unique ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert. Established as a national monument in 1933 and later redesignated as a national park in 1994, it encompasses two separate districts: the Rincon Mountain District (East) and the Tucson Mountain District (West). These districts collectively protect over 91,000 acres of pristine desert wildernes

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Battle of Apache Pass

In the context of the larger American Indian Wars, the 1861 Battle of Apache Pass in what is now southeastern Arizona was a key combat during the American Civil War. During the Civil War, Apache warriors fought against the California Column, a unit of the Union Army entrusted with guarding the western boundary.

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Trunk Murders

Arizona’s “Trunk Murders” case from the 1930s is a notable episode in the state’s criminal history. All eyes are on Winnie Ruth Judd, the young woman who became known as the “Trunk Murderess.”

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

The ancient and extraordinary cliff home of Montezuma is preserved at Montezuma Castle National Monument in central Arizona, USA. It was not constructed by the Aztec monarch Montezuma but rather by the native Sinagua people about 700 years ago, despite the name’s implication otherwise. The Sinagua’s creativity as builders is on full display in this five-story limestone building set within a limestone alcove.

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Monument Valley

Located on the border between Arizona and Utah in the southwestern United States is the stunningly beautiful and culturally significant Monument Valley. Red sandstone buttes and mesas, sculpted by wind and water over millions of years, have enthralled visitors for decades.

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Historic Route 66

Often called the “Main Street of America,” Route 66 is a renowned highway that had a profound impact on American history, geography, and culture. Originally established in 1926, this legendary highway covered eight states and more than 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica.

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