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Getting to Page, Arizona, on US 89T

Getting to Page, Arizona, on US 89T

Since the Big Slump closed US 89 in northern Arizona in February 2013, I have received numerous requests for information about alternative roads. At first, a detour route was established between Flagstaff and Page, Arizona, that took travelers 50 miles out of their way adding at least an hour to the trip. A much shorter alternative existed in Navajo Route 20 which parallels US 89 for 44 miles from The Gap to Page. The... [Read more...]

The Painted Desert Project

The Painted Desert Project

The last place you would expect to find street art is along US Route 89 on the Navajo Reservation. But there it is. You can’t miss it as you head north from Flagstaff. It’s on tanks and roadside jewelry stands. Big black and white photographs pasted up there for all to see. We first saw these works of public art four years ago. While we were curious about their origin we didn’t pursue it further. Then a link to... [Read more...]

Spanish Settlements in Southern Arizona

Spanish Settlements in Southern Arizona

1705 Map Shows California as an Island In this day of Google maps and GPS’s everywhere, it is hard to imagine how the world looked to the Spanish explorers when they arrived in the region we now call Arizona. Early explorers had mistakenly believed that California was an island and the territory between the Rio Grande and Colorado Rivers was a blank on their maps. The first attempt to create permanent Spanish settlements... [Read more...]

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  • Event of the Week: Nov. 3-9

    Open Studio Tour, Tucson, AZ
    Saturday, Nov. 8th, & Sunday, Nov. 9th-11 AM – 5 PM Now in its 27th year, the Open Studio Tour draws about 10,000 visitors each year to over 200 artists’ studios throughout Tucson and Pima County. This free signature Tucson event gives artists the chance to expose their work to a large public and visitors the chance to view an amazing spectrum of artistic media and styles.
    To find your way to Tucson, go to the Tucson to Apache Junction Road Trip Guide on the US Route 89 Appreciation Society website.

  • Website of the Week

    Arizona State Museum…

    • is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest, established in 1893 by the Arizona Territorial Legislature.
    • is the state’s official permitting agency for archaeological and paleontological projects across the state.
    • is the state’s official archaeological repository and is the largest/busiest non-federal intake facility in the country.
    • administers the Arizona Antiquities Act; assists state and federal agencies in enforcing related legislation and repatriation.
    • is the University of Arizona’s anthropology museum and is one of the oldest research units on the campus.
    • hosts researchers from around the world who use the collections to expand the frontiers of knowledge in archaeology, ethnology, and ethnohistory.
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