Arizona Oddities’ Top 10 Posts of 2012

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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. Drum roll please... How to Keep Scorpions Away from Your Home - There are about 35 species of scorpions in … [Read more...]

Arizona Oddities’ Favorite 12 Posts from 2012

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We offer a wide range of stories on Arizona Oddities catering to an eclectic group of fans from around the state. From history and recreation to artistic endeavors and those weird things you see along the highway, we’ve got it covered. Here, we’re showcasing our favorite 12 posts from 2012 (in no particular order). We also want to hear what you found most memorable. Please … [Read more...]

Gilbert Home Constructed with Old Steel Granaries

Gilbert home is constructed with three steel granaries. Photo Credit: Sam Lowe

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 their home. The round granaries had served as storage units for livestock … [Read more...]

A Burned-Up Artist’s Burning Protest


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 in a dispute with the … [Read more...]

Titan Missles Once Housed at Catalina Church Site

Titan II intercontinental ballistic missiles were once housed where this church stands. Photo credit: Sam Lowe

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. Not long ago, Titan II intercontinental ballistic … [Read more...]