Arizona History

Nov. 20, 2020

Bill Williams Mountain Men

The Bill Williams Mountain Men were organized by a group of local Williams’s residents in 1953.  The mountain men group began with only 14 members and has grown since.  At first, the group the just wanted to get away from it all by embarking on a simple horseback ...

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Nov. 20, 2020

Benson History

Benson was founded in 1880.  It was named after Judge William B. Benson, who was a good friend of Charles Crocker, a Southern Pacific Railroad owner.  The town was chosen for two reasons.  One being close to the San Padro River and the railroad.  This railroad ...

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Nov. 19, 2020

Arizona Center

 

This is a look at the Arizona Center, now gone.

The Arizona Center is an excellent place to hang out downtown.  As a Native Arizonan, I have watched downtown Phoenix slowly die out.  At one time the downtown area was not a place to go, but in ...

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Nov. 19, 2020

Arizona History

From mining to Arizona Indians to Route 66, the history of Arizona began long ago.  Through time, Arizona has evolved into a diverse state.  Learn more about Arizona history by discovering what took place in certain areas of the state.  Discover that copper mining played a big ...

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