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January 2015
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Ft. Worth

The National Cowgirl Museum
Ft. Worth Stock Show
Will Rogers Memorial Center

Oil in Texas ~ I would not be able to live in oil field areas because of the fumes in the air. Travelling from Ft. Worth to Las Cruces was difficult. There is also oil and gas production in New Mexico, but the air did not cause breathng problems like the areas in Texas.
Facts about Texas Oil and Gas
Texas Oil Drilling
Midland ~ Texas State Historical Association

New Mexico

Las Cruces

City of Las Cruces Museum System ~ Branigan Cutural Center, Museum of Nature and Science and others
Tonio LeFebre
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument ~ Bureau of Land Management
Evolving Science in Prehistoric Trackways National Monument ~ Bureau of Land Management (with photo of Jerry MacDonald)


Southeast Arizona Group of National Parks ~ National Park Service
National Parks Conservation Association
Coronado National Memorial ~ National Park Service
Coronado National Forest ~ USDA
Coronado National Forest ~ Wikipedia
The Coronado Expedition and the San Pedro River Vally - The Sonora-Arizona Connection ~ NPS
The Coronado Expedition ~ The Arizona Experience
Coronado Expedition From Cibola to Quivira ~ Desert USA
Chiricahua National Monument ~ NPS
Chiricahua National Monument ~ The American Southwest

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Gates Pass ~ Wikipedia

Plants and Wildlife

Saguaro Cactus ~ Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Fact Sheet
Gregg's Mist Flower ~ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Queen butterfly ~ Butterflies and Moths of North America
Tucson Audobon Society

Bisbee, Arizona

Iron Man ~ The Living New Deal
Concrete Iron Man of Bisbee ~ Arizona Oddities
Bisbee Visitor Center
Bisbee ~ Wikipedia
City of Bisbee
J.A. Jance ~ author of the Joanna Brady Mystery Series set in the Bisbee area (and other protagonists)

Benson, Arizona

Kartchner Caverns

Hereford, Arizona

Community of Hereford ~ Wikipedia
Ramsey Canyon Preserve ~ The Nature Conservancy
Miller Peak ~ Wikipedia
Miller Canyon Trail
, Coronado National Forest USDA (2014 trip)

Ft. Bowie

Ft. Bowie National Historic Site 1~ NPS
Ft. Bowie National Historic Site 2 ~ NPS
Ft. Bowie ~ The American Southwest
Ft. Bowie ~ Down by the River


San Pedro National Conservation Area

San Pedro National Conservation Area
San Pedro River History ~ Down by the River Bed & Breakfast
Fairbank ~ San Pedro Brochure / Small San Pedro Fairbank Brochure
Grand Central Mill & Other Stamp Mills
Fairbank and Fairbank Pioneer Cemetery

Mormom Battle of the Bulls ~ The Mormon Battalion, 101st U.S. Infantry (2014 trip)
Millville and Rock Art Discovery Trail (2014 trip)
Hohokam Rock Art Sites (2014 trip)

Sierra Vista & Fort Huachuca, Arizona

Unfortunately Fort Huachuca was closed for tours in January 2015.

Visit Sierra Vista
Fort Huachuca
~ History
Aerostat ~ Wikipedia
Customs & Border Protection Upgrades Operational Control of Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems (TARS), October 3, 2014

Tombstone, Arizona

City of Tombstone
Tombstone ~ Wikipedia
Tombstone Online
The Epitaph Newspaper
Gunfight at the OK Corral


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Arizona ~ Overview 1 ~ Overview 2

Photos in header: Niagara Falls; Big Sur, CA; Golden Gate Bridge, CA; Sunset on the Baltic Sea;
Virginia Creeper Trail, VA; Emerald Lake, Yukon, Canada; Glacier Bay, Alaska; Sunset on the Pacific; Triple Falls at DuPont Forest, NC.
Header Photo Credits: All Anne S. Napier except Niagara Falls by Herman Stubblefield.

Updated May 5, 2015