Is Phoenix One of the “Luckiest” Cities in the Nation?

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What do Phoenix, Louisville, San Francisco and Wilmington, Delaware all have in common? They’re apparently very lucky places to live!

Men’s Health just named Phoenix as the third luckiest town in the nation.

Old Arizona’s Dick Wick Hall Puts Salome on the Map, Humors Travelers

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Some of the West’s most colorful characters ended up in Arizona sooner or later. For some, it was the lure of the boom town bonanzas. Others found it a refuge from the restrictions of more established societies in the East. For DeForest Hall, it was the wide open spaces and the weather. He liked the high desert around Wickenburg so well that he changed his middle name to Wick.

Fried Foods and Other “Treats” at the Arizona State Fair

Fried Food at the Arizona State Fair

There’s no shortage of food at the Arizona State Fair. Classic fair staples like cotton candy and caramel apples brought back fond childhood memories. Yet some of the new fair favorites brought on a very different feeling.

Pyramid on Poston Butte Honors Old Arizona Freethinker

Pyramid on Poston Butte

FLORENCE — A pyramid of mortared cobblestones sits atop Poston’s Butte just south of Florence. It was built in memory of Charles Poston, a freethinker often called “the Father of Arizona.”

World’s Largest Kokopelli in Camp Verde

World's Largest Kokopelli

CAMP VERDE — The world’s largest kokopelli, commonly known as “that big flute player,” has been leaning over and giving silent performances in front of the Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post here for more than 20 years. The large sculpture stands 32 feet tall, sits atop a six-foot base and is painted yellow, so he’s probably one of the main reasons tourists stop to check out the variety of goods offered inside.