Category Archives: History

Friday Photo 2/6

Photographer Larry Lindahl and editor Aaron Downey celebrate the release of The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites, by Gregory McNamee with photographs by Larry Lindahl.

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Ancient Southwest available now!

The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites, by Gregory McNamee with photographs by Larry Lindahl is available now! We are very excited for this beautiful and informative book. Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national … Continue reading

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Ghost Riders Launch Party

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From Lawrence Welk to Gorlock, Everyone Records “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

By Jim Turner “Ghost Riders in the Sky” has to be one of the most recorded songs in history, its global popularity spanning more than half a century. The range of artists who recorded it is even more remarkable, from … Continue reading

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Ghost Riders in the Sky now available

Ghost Riders in the Sky: The Life of Stan Jones, The Singing Ranger, by Michael K. Ward is now available! Scene: Death Valley National Monument in 1947. A handsome young park ranger named Stan Jones idly plucks his guitar, looks … Continue reading

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One of THOSE people rides the California Zephyr

By Marilyn Noble A few months ago, Amtrak announced a traveling writer’s residency program. They pay your way and you get to ride on one of their long-haul routes and write, tweet, post, and Instagram your experience. It sounds like … Continue reading

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Ron Scott Pictures the Desert Then and Now

By Marilyn Noble Ron Scott, the people’s choice award winner in our spring photo contest, used to race through life. He finished forty marathons, including the Pikes Peak run twice; ran ten fifty-mile races; and even did the Leadville 100, … Continue reading

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Uprising: Writing About the Only Successful Native American Revolution

By Jim Turner “That day in August, the Pueblo people of the northern Rio Grande and points west exploded in fury, rising up to drive the Spanish military, colonists, and Franciscan missionaries all the way back into New Spain (today’s … Continue reading

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Get Your Kicks In Kingman at the International Route 66 Festival

The city of Kingman, Ariz., is ready to celebrate Historic Route 66; The Mother Road; America’s Main Street; the legendary trail followed by seekers, adventurers, grifters, hippies, vacationers, and other assorted characters during the heyday of road tripping in the … Continue reading

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Heard Museum review of Uprising

  The Heard Museum has published a review of Jake Page’s new book Uprising in their July–September 2014 issue of Earth Song. Reviewer Lynn Bullock writes that the “Pueblo Revolt of 1680 is probably one of the least-known events in … Continue reading

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