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Arizona’s amazing rangers (access required)

An early forest ranger “MEN WANTED!! Invalids need not apply” announced the poster when the U.S. government sought rangers to patrol their National Forest lands around 1900. The ideal ranger was tough, diplomatic, resourceful and self-sufficient because they spent many ...

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San Antonio Ranch (access required)

One of Arizona's oldest and most enduring families, the Sosas trace their genesis to Jecori, a village on the banks of the Yaqui River between Cumpas and Oposura, Sonora. There, in 1746, Jose Maria Sosa was born.

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San Antonio Ranch (access required)

A 1905 picture of a teacher and students at the San Antonio Ranch schoolhouse. One of Arizona’s oldest and most enduring families, the Sosas trace their genesis to Jecori, a village on the banks of the Yaqui River between Cumpas ...

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The Great Arizona Outback (access required)

The Great Arizona Outback, also known as McMullen Valley, is a little-known locale where the frontier never closed. Hope, Salome, Wenden and Vicksburg are a few of the necklace of towns strung out along a desolate stretch of Highway 60 west of Phoenix. The valley was named after James McMullen, who ran the stage between Congress and Ehrenberg. Wells Fargo took over later and made it part of their Butterfield Stage Line.

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The Great Arizona Outback (access required)

The McMullen Valley Stage The Great Arizona Outback, also known as McMullen Valley, is a little-known locale where the frontier never closed. Hope, Salome, Wenden and Vicksburg are a few of the necklace of towns strung out along a desolate ...

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Trading at Cameron (access required)

Constructed over the Little Colorado River in 1911, this uniquely designed sway-back suspension bridge offered ease of egress/ingress to the western lip of the vast Navajo Nation, 54 miles north of Flagstaff.

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Trading at Cameron (access required)

Constructed over the Little Colorado River in 1911, this uniquely designed sway-back suspension bridge offered ease of egress/ingress to the western lip of the vast Navajo Nation, 54 miles north of Flagstaff.Brothers Hubert and C.D. Richardson recognized merit in the ...

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A miner’s dream: Courtland (access required)

Shortly after the turn of the century, surface conditions indicating a mother lode of copper had people flocking to a site 20 miles east of Tombstone. However, like so many other wide-eyed miners and their families, the people would discover how quickly even the most metropolitan of Western towns rises and falls in the desert.

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A miner’s dream: Courtland (access required)

Established in March 1909, Courtland’s Post Office was one of the town’s most enduring features. It lasted until 1942 — about 20 years longer than the town itself. Shortly after the turn of the century, surface conditions indicating a mother ...

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