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archiveNovember 2016

ADOT Plans Frank Lloyd Wright Influences on South Mountain Freeway

A new stretch of freeway in the Phoenix area will incorporate the aesthetics of one of Arizona's best-known architects. The South Mountain Freeway, a stretch of State Route 202 (aka Loop 202) that will run south of South Mountain in Phoenix, is slated ...

State Park Honoring Fallen Hotshots to Open This Week

A memorial in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire is set to open near Yarnell this week. Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park will be open to the public Wednesday, November 30, Governor Doug Ducey's...

Echoes of Childhood in an Emry Kopta Photo

In the November issue of Arizona Highways, we featured photos by Emry Kopta, an early 20th century sculptor and photographer whose primary subject was the Hopi people. As we noted in the issue, most of the photos, which we licensed from the Museum of N...

Happy Thanksgiving

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is excerpted from the November 1952 issue of Arizona Highways. We wish you and yours a lovely holiday.

Book Excerpt: Capturing the West on Film

EDITOR'S NOTE: Today, we present a selection from the new book Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest, by Jennifer L. Jenkins. The book tells the story of Western Ways Features, which Charles and Lucille Herbert...

Sandhill Cranes Return to Whitewater Draw

One of Arizona's most anticipated annual wildlife events has occurred: Sandhill cranes are back at Whitewater Draw near McNeal. The distinctive birds, known for their red crowns, arrive at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area every fall and stay there unt...
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