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John McCain was not only the 13th senator to ever “Lie in State” under the rotunda at the US Capitol, but he was the 33rd person to ever “Lie in State” there as well.   13 and 33 AGAIN If you are familiar with my work, or these numbers you’ll recognize these as the two […]

Pauline Weaver

May 29th, 2018 by

I didn’t realize until my late 20’s exactly how much of the Phoneix area was influenced by the man we know as Pauline Weaver. Born Powell Weaver, to a white father and Cherokee mother in White County Tennessee, he would eventually change his name to the more familiar to Spanish speakers Paulino, when he lived in Taos New […]

Charles Poston

December 18th, 2015 by

“Everything is not enough, nothing is too much to bare where you’ve been is good n’ gone all you keep is the gettin’ there” -Townes Van Zandt Yet another enigmatic figure in Arizona’s early history whose life somehow gravitated towards sun worship, Charles Poston was quite the figure. Born April 20th 1825 near Elizabethtown, Kentuck. […]

The Life of an Arizona Freemason George Wylie Paul Hunt. Born November 1st, 1859 in Huntsville Missouri. Seven-term Governor for the state of Arizona, President of the Arizona Convention which penned the Arizona Constitution, served in both houses of the Arizona territorial legislature and was U.S. Minister to Siam. Aside from becoming the first governor […]

Elisha Marcus Reavis

December 16th, 2015 by

“If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture—that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire Elisha Marcus Reavis, 1827-1896. “Hermit of the Superstitions” to Anglos, “White Devil” to the Apaches. Bordering on mythical, this mountain-man is […]

“We all got holes to fill And them holes is all that’s real Some fall on you like a storm Sometimes you dig your own”           —Townes Van Zandt     Introducing my absolute all-time favorite Arizona legend. A bipolar, drug addicted, alcoholic, gun-toting, frontiersman. Explosive and tortured, a cunning opportunist, visionary, and the founding […]

Lord Darrell Duppa

December 16th, 2015 by

“It is a beneficent incident of the ownership of land that a pioneer who reduces it to use, and helps to lay the foundations of a new State, finds a profit in the increasing value of land as the new State grows up.” -William Graham Sumner Lord Bryan Philip Darrell Duppa. OH my, where do […]