DOUGLAS — The first North American international airport dedication ceremony was held in Douglas in 1933, and it was a non-alcoholic affair. The airport began operations in 1929 and had an international designation because it was connected to the airport in the border city of Agua Prieta, Mexico, by a common runway.
SEDONA — A recent Arizona Oddities entry listing peculiar street names in Sedona drew responses from numerous readers. Mike Peach commented that all the streets in west Sedona have one name if you go north — but a different name if you go south. “It might have been that this dual-naming gave the illusion of being a larger community,” Peach wrote.
WILLIAMS — The old steam engines that once chugged and their way across the nation are, for the most part, relics of a bygone era. Most were turned into scrap metal or shipped off to railroad museums. But the Grand Canyon Railway owns two of the old iron behemoths and they both still run. But they don’t use coal and water…
FOUNTAIN HILLS — The Fountain Hills fountain used to be billed as the world’s tallest because it shot a column of water as high as 562 feet into the air. Then a fountain in Illinois topped that mark, but it didn’t operate year-around so the Fountain Hills Fountain became a “Sometimes World’s Tallest.” Now it is neither.