Located at the foot of the majestic Santa Rita Mountains in southeastern Arizona, Sonoita is known for its rolling grasslands, grazing cattle, and working cowboys in well-worn jeans. Ranching blossomed in the early 1880s when the Southern Pacific Railroad linked Benson to Nogales, allowing local cattlemen to ship their livestock to market by train. It would be another 30 years before the first Sonoita Post Office was established, with postmistress Clara Hummel dispensing the mail from her home. The area would remain unincorporated--the closest pioneer neighbors were miles away over dirt roads--but the citizenry grew in friendship and cooperation, developing a community spirit that still exists today. Locals and visitors alike enjoy Sonoita's neighboring communities of Patagonia, where a historic train depot evokes memories of the town's role as a distribution center for area mines and ranches, and Elgin, where old-time cattle ranches now share fence lines with the lush vineyards of Winery Row.
The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch is a tract of 8,000 acres on the Sonoita Plain that was established in 1968 by the Appleton family and is now part of the sanctuary system of the National Audubon Society. To all appearances it is an ordinary piece of land, but for the last 35 years it has been treated in an extraordinary way - by leaving it alone. No grazing to influence grass production. No dam building to hold back flash floods. No pest control. No firefighting. By employing such nonaction, might we gain a glimpse of what this land was like hundreds, even thousands, of years ago? Through essays and photographs focusing on the Research Ranch Sanctuary and surrounding area, this book reveals the complex ecology and unique aesthetics of its grasslands and savannas. Carl and Jane Bock and Stephen E. Strom share a passion for the remarkable beauty found here, and in their book they describe its environment, biodiversity, and human history.
Notes of a Five Years' Journey Around the World and of Residence in Arizona, Japan and China
Author: Raphael Pumpelly
Category: Voyages around the world
"1 Photolithograph with tint of DAIBUTZ the Bronze Statue of Budda at Kamakura. J. Bien, New York, executed the photolithograph. The photolithograph in this later edition is not as smoothly graded in tone as the first edition [Hanson Collection 1870:7]. Also, the Japanese woodcuts are not tinted as in the first edition." -- Hanson catalogue, p. 40.
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.
Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz
Author: Ken Lamberton
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Poet and writer Alison Deming once noted, ÒIn the desert, one finds the way by tracing the aftermath of water . . . Ó Here, Ken Lamberton finds his way through a lifetime of exploring southern ArizonaÕs Santa Cruz River. This riverÑdry, still, and silent one moment, a thundering torrent of mud the nextÑserves as a reflection of the desert around it: a hint of water on parched sand, a path to redemption across a thirsty landscape. With his latest book, Lamberton takes us on a trek across the land of three nationsÑthe United States, Mexico, and the Tohono OÕodham NationÑas he hikes the riverÕs path from its source and introduces us to people who draw identity from the riverÑdedicated professionals, hardworking locals, and the authorÕs own family. These people each have their own stories of the river and its effect on their lives, and their narratives add immeasurable richness and depth to LambertonÕs own astute observations and picturesque descriptions. Unlike books that detail only the Santa CruzÕs decline, Dry River offers a more balanced, at times even optimistic, view of the river that ignites hope for reclamation and offers a call to action rather than indulging in despair and resignation. At once a fascinating cultural history lesson and an important reminder that learning from the past can help us fix what we have damaged, Dry River is both a story about the amazing complexity of this troubled desert waterway and a celebration of one manÕs lifelong journey with the people and places touched by it.
Detailed and timely information on accommodations, restaurants, and local attractions highlight these updated travel guides, which feature all-new covers, a two-color interior design, symbols to indicate budget options, must-see ratings, multi-day itineraries, Smart Travel Tips, helpful bulleted maps, tips on transportation, guidelines for shopping excursions, and other valuable features. Original.
Fodor's Arizona 2001""Fodor's guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum."" - National Geographic Traveler ""The king of guidebooks."" - Newsweek No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Color planning sections help you decide where to go with region-by-region virtual tours and cross-referencing to the main text. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course. We've compiled a helpful list of guidebooks that complement Fodor's Arizona 2001. To learn more about them, just enter the title in the keyword search box. Fodor's Compass American Guide Arizona: A full-color guide, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture, and character of Arizona.Fodor's Compass American Guide The American Southwest: A full-color guide, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture, and character of the American Southwest.Fodor's The Southwest's Best Bed & Breakfasts: Delightful places to stay and wonderful thingsto do when you get there.Fodor's National Parks of the West: A guide to National Parks in the western United States, including the Grand Canyon.
Environmental terrorists Mouth Full of Blood and Flashbar fight to save the last forests in the Arizona high country. Illegal immigrants fight to save themselves and their children from those who exploit them and those who hunt them like animals. But this story of violence on the Mexican border is at the same time a love story; man’s inhumanity to man lights the fire in which integrity and courage are tested to the limit. Staggerbush, the man with the odd name, is Everyman. After years of dead-end jobs, he gets the break he longed for—respect, recognition, a chance to explore his potential and show what he can do with the brakes off. He just has ‘to go along to get along.’ And Juliana, after a horrendous flight from the Death Squads in her homeland, can cross the finish line to safety with her two young daughters. All she has to do is turn her back on another woman’s need.