A special thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. 2012 has been an amazing year and we look forward to 2013. We believe we have a truly special publication and a very special audience. Here’s a look at our most popular posts of 2012.
GILBERT — Don and Carolyn Reidlinger don’t like to see things go to waste so they recycle. Big time. They have turned an old barn into a meeting hall, a grist mill into a wedding chapel and, in their latest effort, they have converted three old steel granaries into the unusual structure they now call [...]
Before his death in 1982, Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia was one of Arizona’s most prolific artists. He was an impressionist, western pop painter, sculptor and lithographer best known for his pastels of wide-eyed Native American children. His work sold for thousands of dollars and appeared on UNICEF holiday greeting cards. But in 1976, DeGrazia became involved [...]
CATALINA — On a hillside just west of Oracle Road, a church sits as a classic example of turning swords into plowshares. These days, all is peaceful and calm as the Montana United Methodist Church and there is no sign of the instrument of war that once lurked directly beneath the plot of ground now covered with a holy place.