- "Gold!" The word spread like wildfire. The emotional pitch generated by that single cry sent normally sane men and women scurrying up hundreds of canyons and river beds to wash away nameless mountains—a shovel load at a time—over the riffles of a sluice box.
- Vigliotto was on trial because he was a marryin' man of the highest calibre. By own calculations, he wooed and wed 105 women. This created more than the usual problems. For one thing, he must have spent a fortune on anniversary cards. But there was something else -- he never divorced any of his wives.
- PHOENIX -- Marion Clark has been the owner/caretaker of the Sunnyslope Rock Garden for 30 years. But she still sees something different every time she walks through it because the garden is an unusual cluster of little buildings, strange masks, concrete statues, miniature windmills and towers composed of broken glass, cement and shattered tiles.
- It is not unusual that some Arizona Oddities have differing stories behind their origins. Take, for example, the big sign made of rocks on Signal Butte in the Usery Mountains. The most common belief is that in the 1950s, Boy Scouts scouted up the rocks, painted them white and arranged them to spellPHOENIX -- More than 50 years ago, the Valley of the Sun was a whole lot of desert sprinkled with a few towns, mostly of them small. Phoenix had the only airport and it was also small and, because it was in the middle of some pretty barren landscape, it was sometimes hard to spot ...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.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.Q: Why are there no tall buildings around here? A: No tall bildins? Golleee, mister, why this here newspaper bildin its own self is 10 whole stories tall. Why, that’s taller than two silos! Sorry, we couldn’t resist slipping into our world-famous Gomer Pyle imitation. Why are there no tall buildings around here?