Oatman, Arizona

USA - Arizona - Oatman Route 66

Oatman, Arizona
Old Route 66

USA - Arizona - Oatman Route 66 back

Hoover Dam

USA - Arizona - Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam
Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
The Hoover Dam bypass, also known as the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, was called “America’s Newest Wonder” by USA Today.  The bypass has many wondrous factors including that it is the first concrete steel composite arch bridge built in the United States.  It is the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere and the second highest bridge in the nation.

Frontier Trading Post

USA - New Mexico - Trading Post

Frontier Trading Post

The trading posts across the Western Frontier grow into a means of bartering goods between the hunters, Indians, farmers and Eastern merchants.  This Arizona Trading Post was a market for Navajos and Apaches.

USA - New Mexico - Trading Post stamps

Arizona

USA - Arizona - State Facts

Arizona
Facts Card

Grand Canyon Railway

USA - Arizona - Grand Canyon Railway

 

Grand Canyon Railway
Williams-Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon Railways newest stem engine #4960, an ex-Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Mikado type engine, crosses over a trestle on its trip to the Grand Canyon

For more information, click here

Navajo ~ Native Americans

Navajo ~ NativeAmericans

Of the Native American tribes living within the United States, the Navajo is the largest.  The Navajo Nation also possesses the largest reservation, encompassing some 27,000 square miles of land rich in oil, gas, coal and uranium.  However, true wealth of the reservation and people lies not beneath the ground, but in daily life expresses through the art of weaving, traditional dress and dance.

Historical Santa Fe Railway Depot ~ Flagstaff, Arizona

Historical Santa Fe Railway Depot

at Flagstaff, Arizona

Station data – click here

Arizona Map

Arizona Map

Totem Pole Column, Monument Valley, Arizona

Totem Pole Column

Monument Valley, Arizona

Navajo Indians herding their sheep and goats.

Interestingly, the goats are mostly crosses between the Angora and the Spanish goat and the sheep are a modern meat goat.

 Totem Pole- “a spire of sandstone rock 450 feet high but only a few meters wide”

OK Corral ~ Tombstone, Arizona

OK Corral

Tombstone, Arizona

The OK Corral was the site of the world’s most famous gun fight.  The 30 second gun battle featured lawmen Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and outlaw cowboys like Ike and Billy Clanton and Frank and Tom Lowery.

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