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    The Amazing Life of John D. Walker

    July 15th, 2016
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    Even historians agree that history is skewed.  The most famous battles are often those with the best eyewitness accounts.  The […]


    Canadian Birds in Arizona

    May 11th, 2016
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    This last November a friend and I were camping in the Picacho Mountains.  Not on the side of the highway […]


    Poker Alice

    April 13th, 2016
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    Alice Ivers was born in Sudbury, England in 1851.  Her family left England for the United Stated while Miss Alice […]


    Coyote Birth Control

    April 13th, 2016
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    This is an old story I sold many times many years ago, including to the joke page of Arizona Highways […]


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    Jaguars and Star Wars

    February 11th, 2016
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    The Navajo poet guns the engine of her jaguar, engine roaring and purring.  The tail of the jaguar is adorned […]


    Climbing Picacho Peak

    January 7th, 2016
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    Special to Copper Area News

    Picacho Peak towers above I-10 about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson.  The black mountain shoots up out of the flat desert earth, a steep


    The Man Who Killed Santa Claus

    December 9th, 2015
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    Santa Claus was killed in 1932 in Mesa, Arizona. Naturally this tragic event took place during the Great Depression.


    Wandering the General Crook Trail Without a Camera

    November 25th, 2015
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    I was blissfully unaware there was a problem.  I stopped my automobile to photograph a stand of wildflowers beside the road.  It was a cluster of small white flowers