Arizona History Trivia: Can You Pass?

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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. 1. Before Arizona became a territory in 1863, it was part of which territory? 2. From what observatory was … [Read more...]

Is Sun Tea Safe?

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Excerpt from Valley 101: A Slightly Skewed Guide to Living in Arizona, a collection of Clay Thompson’s columns for The Arizona Republic. (Originally published June 18, 2000.) Q: As a refugee from the cloudy Northwest, I have been introduced to pleasures of sun tea. But a co-worker says I am just setting a jar of germs out in the sun to incubate. Is sun tea safe? A: Thank … [Read more...]

Arizona Trivia Sampler: Can You Pass?

Test your knowledge of Arizona with this quick sampler, 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. 1. In what city was the "Gunfight at OK Corral"? 2. What city took its name as the result of a card game? 3. … [Read more...]

The Partial Resurrection of Fairbank in Southern Arizona

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FAIRBANK - In its prime, this was the site of a hotel, school, mercantile, several houses, stage depots and four railroads. Not bad for a town which, even at the height of its popularity, had only about 500 residents. But those days are gone and Fairbank is now a mere remnant of its glory days as a center of mining activity. Now, however, there's a valiant effort underway to … [Read more...]