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Protecting the Protector of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

COOLIDGE – The center of attraction at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a four-story caliche and adobe structure that was built around AD 1300. The building has held up fairly well, considering it sat outdoors under the blistering sun and limited rainfall for more than seven centuries before anyone decided it was worth saving.

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Some Random Odd Stuff About Arizona

Arizona is filled with peculiarities, weird stuff, unusual things, oddities, curiosities and that doesn’t even include a state legislature that passed a law naming the Colt .45 as the state’s official gun. Here are a few others worth mentioning.

The old Santa Claus village is up for sale. Photo by Marshall Shore.

Santa Claus, Ariz. is Up for Sale

Ever wanted to own a ghost town? Now you can! Santa Claus – a modern Arizona ghost town – is up for sale. Santa Claus is located about 14 miles northwest of Kingman along U.S. Route 93. The Santa-theme village opened in the late 1930s and businesses operated here until 1995.

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Protecting the Protector of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

COOLIDGE – The center of attraction at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a four-story caliche and adobe structure that was built around AD 1300. The building has held up fairly well, considering it sat outdoors under the blistering sun and limited rainfall for more than seven centuries before anyone decided it was worth saving.

World's Largest Petrified Tree in Holbrook

World’s Largest Petrified Tree in Holbrook

JOSEPH CITY — The folks at Geronimo Indian Store don’t have to worry about anybody walking off with their prize attraction because most people aren’t capable of picking up a 45-ton piece of petrified wood. Even if they had a crane or a bulldozer, that chunk of rock ain’t going no place.

Wigman Motel in Holbook, Arizona

Stay in a Tepee in Holbrook

HOLBROOK — The Wigwam Motel is where memories are born and people from all over the world still carry them around. The motel has 15 units, each shaped like a tepee. It was built by Chester Lewis in 1950 and each unit still has its original furniture, including two full-sized beds, plus a television set capable of receiving at least 50 channels.

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Protecting the Protector of the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

COOLIDGE – The center of attraction at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is a four-story caliche and adobe structure that was built around AD 1300. The building has held up fairly well, considering it sat outdoors under the blistering sun and limited rainfall for more than seven centuries before anyone decided it was worth saving.

Arizona State Flag

Some Random Odd Stuff About Arizona

Arizona is filled with peculiarities, weird stuff, unusual things, oddities, curiosities and that doesn’t even include a state legislature that passed a law naming the Colt .45 as the state’s official gun. Here are a few others worth mentioning.

The old Santa Claus village is up for sale. Photo by Marshall Shore.

Santa Claus, Ariz. is Up for Sale

Ever wanted to own a ghost town? Now you can! Santa Claus – a modern Arizona ghost town – is up for sale. Santa Claus is located about 14 miles northwest of Kingman along U.S. Route 93. The Santa-theme village opened in the late 1930s and businesses operated here until 1995.

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Arizona History Trivia 6: Can You Pass?

Test your knowledge of Arizona history with this short quiz, originally published in Marshall Trimble’s Official Arizona Trivia. Don’t scroll down too quickly. The answers are posted shortly below the questions. When you’re finished, leave a comment with your score.

Hubbell Trading Post

Hubbell Trading Post Offers Glimpse Into Past

GANADO – Opening the door to the Hubbell Trading Post is like opening a door into the past. With the sound of the creaky floors and exquisite Navajo rugs hung along the wall, it truly feels like you’re stepping back in time. You may also find women weaving those rugs, so beautiful they are considered art.

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