- TUCSON -- Tucson is home to more than 150 murals, which adorn storefronts, residential walls, restaurants, parking lots, schools, private homes, banks, markets and art galleries. One of the murals, however, is indeed a curiosity, a true oddity. Not so much in scale and content, but in creation and location.
- During the opening of new lands in the Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, those who entered legally— starting at the sound of the land agent's gunshot—were called Boomers. However, there were those who sneaked in early and staked out claims. These were called Sooners. Arizona, too, had a few Sooners. One of these was ...
- Following that magnetic trail west and hot on the harbingering heels of fur trappers, prospectors, cowboys, merchants, politicians and preachers, were frontier fourth estaters armed with crude little hand presses and big-time dreams.
- TUCSON -- Near the intersection of East Grant and North Country Club roads here, a faded and aging lady with protruding eyebrows and sinister eyes stands holding two bowls. She's a sculpture, more than 15 feet tall, and she's been standing in the same place for more than 40 years.
- TUCSON -- The poetry of Ofelia Zepeda is literally cast in stone. As part of a Tucson drainage project, several of her poems were etched into large boulders along North Mountain Avenue. They include odes to the desert, tributes to Native Americans, and rhymes about flora and fauna.
- TUCSON -- During his lifetime, Jerry Hall was not one to throw things away. Things like car fenders, bicycle pedals, golf clubs, license plates, automobile parts and bed springs. And coffee cans and water heaters. All were once broken and discarded, but then given new life in Hall's yard and house.
- TUCSON -- Dillinger Days are held in this city on the third Saturday of each January, giving the locals and visitors a chance to dress in pinstripe suits, felt fedoras, flapper dresses and moustaches. The annual event at the Hotel Congress commemorates the arrest of John Dillinger, the notorious gangster who became the FBI's first ...
- 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.
- Regarding monuments Will Rogers used to say: "You don't need much monument if the cause is good. It's only the monument that's for no reason at all that has to be big." On the outskirts of Casa Grande, along what used to be the main highway...