US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Tom Mix Memorial

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Tom Mix Memorial

Before Hopalong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger became cowboy heroes, Tom Mix had won the hearts of American children. In a career that started in 1909 and lasted until 1940, he made hundreds of films. His performances were famous for showmanship featuring action over...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Horseshoe Bend Overlook

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Horseshoe Bend Overlook

When water slowly flows across a flood plain it tends to curve back and forth or meander. Meandering rivers erode sediment from the outer curve of each meander bend and deposit it on an inner curve further down stream. This causes individual meanders to grow larger...
US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Shrine of St. Joseph

US Route 89 Roadside Attraction: Shrine of St. Joseph

No matter what your religious persuasion or non-persuasion, you will find the Shrine of St. Joseph in the Mountains worth a stop. The shrine is in Yarnell, Arizona, in the mountainous transition zone between the desert and the Colorado Plateau. Look for the small sign...

Is Flagstaff the Craft Brew Hub of the Southwest?

According to Steele Wotkyns, one of the founders of the Flagstaff Ale Trail, it is. He has some convincing evidence to back that up. There are now six craft beer brewers in Flagstaff ranging from the well-established Flagstaff Brewing Company to the newest start-up,...
Four Peaks Brewery

Four Peaks Brewery

As soon as we turned onto Old 8th Street in Tempe, Arizona, it was apparent that we had arrived at someplace special. The street was lined with cars on both sides and it was only 4:30 in the afternoon. I drove past the building, made a quick u-turn and grabbed the...