Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

Arizona Postcard

Greetings from Arizona Postcard, available at Legends’ General Store

Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

From the Grand Canyon to Tucson, Arizona’s storied past reaches back thousands of years and you will enjoy it’s tall mountain ranges, swift rivers, grasslands, sand dunes, and cactus forests.

Experience the many tales of Tombstone, buried treasure at Flagstaff, and dozens of ghost towns, of this hauntingly beautiful state, by taking a virtual tour through Arizona.

One quarter of the land is occupied by Indian reservations,  where traditional life continues largely unaffected by mainstream US culture. There are also  many ruins from the Anasazi period around the twelfth century which are preserved as National Monuments.  Be sure to visit Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki.

Recreation abounds in Arizona from its famous golf courses, to water sports at Lake Havasu, to its beautiful views of the Grand Canyon.

Enjoy your travels in Arizona and welcome to the Legends of the High Desert.

Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander
Editor/Founder, Legends of America

Ruby Cow Skull

A cow skull sits in the ghost town of Ruby, AZ. Click for prints, downloads and products.


The 13 rays of red and gold on the top half of the flag represent both the 13 original colonies of the Union, and the rays of the Western setting sun. Red and gold were also the colors carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The bottom half of the flag has the same Liberty blue as the United States flag. Since Arizona was the largest producer of copper in the nation, a copper star was placed in the flag’s center.

Oatman Gunfight

Gunfight recreation in Oatman.

Yuma Territorial Prison

Yuma Territorial Prison. Click for prints, downloads and products.

Pearce General Store

The old General Store in Pearce, AZ. Click for prints, downloads and products.

Arizona Articles:

Across the Painted Desert on Route 66

Apache – The Fiercest Warriors in the Southwest

Geronimo – The Last Apache Holdout

Origins of the Apache Indians

The Apache Kid – Outlaw Legend of the Southwest

Arizona Fun Facts and Trivia

Arizona Photo Prints & Downloads

Arizona Rangers

Arizona Sightings – Short Ghost Stories

The Ark On Superstition Mountains

Ashfork – Flagstone Capital of the World

The Aztec Cattle Company & the Hashknife Outfit

Beale’s Wagon Road From New Mexico to California

Bellemont to Deer Park Road on Route 66

Beyond Winslow, Arizona on Route 66

Bisbee – Queen of the Copper Camps

Big Nose Kate – Holliday’s Sidekick

Buckskin Frank Leslie – Another Tombstone Rowdy

Camillus Sidney Fly – Photographer & Lawman

Canyon de Chelly

Canyon Diablo – Meaner Than Tombstone

Chloride – Preserving the Past for the Future

Clifton – Mining Copper Through Thick & Thin

The Cochise Train Robbery

Doc Holliday – Deadly Doc of the Old West

Fairbank – Dead in the Desert

Fred White – Tombstone’s First Marshal

Frontier Era Time Capsule– (Johnson Canyon Rail Tunnel)

Flagstaff – City of Seven Wonders

Haunted Monte Vista Hotel

Museum Club’s Unearthly Guests

Fort Apache – Warring with the Indians

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Fort McDowell – In the Midst of the Apache Wars

Forts of Arizona

The Gadsden Purchase

George Bravin – Tombstone’s British Marshal

Ghosts of the Cerbat Mountain Range

Ghost Towns of Arizona

Ghost Towns of Old Route 66

Ghost Town Trail




Golden Shores and Topock- End of the Line

Goldfield – Given a Third Rebirth

Goldroad, Arizona – Gone …. For Now

Grand Canyon – One of Seven Wonders

Grand Canyon Caverns – Stumbling Into Opportunity

Historic Sites

Holbrook – Too Tough For Women or Churches

History & Haunting of the Navajo County Courthouse

J.L. Hubbell & the Hubbell Trading Post

Jerome – Copper Queen on the Hill

The Ghosts of Jerome

Joseph City & the Jackrabbit Trading Post

Kingman – Gateway to Hoover Dam

The Navajo Nation – Largest in the U.S.

Navajo Long Walk to the Bosque Redondo

Nellie Cashman – Pioneering the Mining Camps of the Old West

Oatman – A Living Ghost Town

Haunted Oatman Hotel

Old Convict’s Gravesite Near Safford

Patagonia Back Road Ghost Towns

Pearl Hart – Lady Bandit of Arizona

Pete Spence – Escaping the Wrath of the Earps

Petrified Forest National Park

The Curse of the Petrified Forest

Pleasant Valley War, aka: Tonto Range War

Quirky Arizona

Chloride – A Ghost Town and Then Some

Yaba-Daba-Doo – Bedrock City

Route 66 in Arizona

Ruby – Mining and Murder

Is Ruby, Arizona Haunted?

The Journal of Sedona Schnebly

Seligman – Pride in Pavement is King!

Sleeping With Ghosts in Arizona

Sunnyside – A Different Kind of Ghost Town

Texas John Slaughter – Taming Arizona

Tips For Traveling in the Desert

Tombstone – The Town Too Tough to Die

Haunted Tombstone

Train Robbers of Arizona

Treasure Stories of Arizona

Two Guns – Death By Highway

The Valenzuela Gang

Vigilantes and Bad Men of Arizona

Williams – Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Red Garter Bed & Bakery Haunting

Winslow – Frozen In Time

Writing Credits

Wyatt Earp – Frontier Lawman

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

You Know You’re in Arizona When ….


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