Winslow Chamber of Commerce Housed in Old Arizona Trading Post

Native American artifacts at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce. Photo Credit: Sam Lowe

WINSLOW -- Most Chamber of Commerce office  buildings are just that -- office buildings. But the structure that houses the Winslow Chamber of Commerce is an important slice of history. It is the restored Hubbell Trading Post that sat vacant for years on the western edge of downtown. It was built in 1878 by John Lorenzo Hubbell, who also built the more famous Hubbell Trading … [Read more...]

Sculpture Garden at Yavapai College Features a Fancy, 5-Foot Frog

Frog statue at Yavapai County College Sculpture Garden. Photo Credit: Sam Lowe

PRESCOTT -- Yavapai County is a dandy place for those people who delight in seeking out giant frogs. Their most famous destination is a 16-ton boulder painted to look like a frog that sits along Highway 89 north of Congress. But there's another, more sophisticated, oversized pond dweller on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott. This one leaps upward in the college's … [Read more...]

Gabrielle Darley: Murderess or Misunderstood Maiden?

Gabrielle Darley

Way back in the 1920s and 1930s, getting involved with Gabrielle Darley was similar to receiving a death sentence because five important men in her life died, and all under suspicious circumstances. Gabrielle ran a brothel in Prescott and did so well that she became one of the town's leading (and notorious) citizens. Then she married Ernest Presti, who gambled away much of her … [Read more...]

Step Back in Time at Tuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument

CLARKDALE – Around 1,000 AD many of these stones were first put into place by the Sinagua, an ancient Native American tribe of agriculturists that once frequented today’s Verde Valley. Now called Tuzigoot (Too-zee-goot), this remarkable 110-room village is nearly intact. While much has been reconstructed to enhance the authentic experience, about 60 percent remains in … [Read more...]

Arizona History Trivia 5: Can You Pass?

Arizona State Map

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. Who was the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of any state supreme court? What was Arizona's most … [Read more...]