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archiveMay 2016

From a Reader: Aravaipa Canyon’s Mysterious ‘Doorway’

The cover story in our April issue focused on the work The Nature Conservancy does in Arizona — in particular, at Aravaipa Canyon Preserve southeast of Phoenix. That story spurred Craig Kent, a Tucson resident, to send us an email, which included this ...

Memorial Day

In June 1942, just after the United States entered World War II, the following passage appeared in Arizona Highways.

Five Years After Wallow, a Reminder About Fire Safety

This Sunday, May 29, marks an unfortunate anniversary — five years since the start of the largest wildfire in Arizona's recorded history. The Wallow Fire burned more than a half-million acres in Eastern Arizona in May, June and July of 2011. And though...

Fate of Wright-Designed Phoenix House Still Uncertain

The future of the David and Gladys Wright House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Phoenix, remains up in the air. The house, which the famed architect designed for his son and daughter-in-law in the 1950s, was slated for demolition before Zach Raw...

Q&A: Dolan Ellis on 50 Years as Arizona’s Balladeer

Arizona’s official state balladeer, Dolan Ellis, celebrated his 50th anniversary with that title in mid-February. He was first appointed by Governor Samuel Pearson Goddard Jr. in 1966, and the designation has been renewed by every governor who has foll...

Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, May 1961

From the issue: "'Palm Canyon in the Kofas' by Josef Muench. ... Palm Canyon in the Kofa Mountains of Yuma County is approached by a road which turns off State 95 (between Yuma and Quartzsite). The canyon itself is tucked high in the mountains but can...
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