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    • Arizona Highways, January 2000

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    • Arizona Highways, January 2000

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS
      03 WIT STOP When you tell your mechanic that the old sedans making a strange noise, you can be sure it won't do it in his earshot. So you may have to.
      04 NEW - ON THE...
    • Arizona Highways, April 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, April 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 COVER/PORTFOLIO: BACK ROADING ACROSS ARIZONA Writer Charles Bowden and photographer...
    • Arizona Highways, June 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, June 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP
      06 ENVIRONMENT: FOSSIL CREEK GOING WILD AGAIN By the end of December, this scenic stream in central-Arizona will revert to a natural state as...
    • Arizona Highways, April 1994

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, April 1994

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY A love and respect for the land are imparted by a father to his young daughter, a legacy that remains with her always.
      03 LETTERS
      04 COVER STORY. AMATEUR ASTRONOMY The...
    • Arizona Highways, October 1993

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, October 1993

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Some funny and unusual things can happen in the public library.
      03 LETTERS
      04 EL TOUR DE TUCSON The uniqueness of El Tour lies in the fact that anyone - ma, pa, and...
    • Arizona Highways, May 2011

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, May 2011

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including the impressive makeover of a dumpy motel on...
    • Arizona Highways, January 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, January 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 COVER: A STORY OF NAVAJO SURVIVAL A writer walks into desolate sandstone canyons of...
    • Arizona Highways, February 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, February 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 EVENTS: A SHOW OF GOLD: 50TH ANNIVERSARY The Tucson Gem and Mineral Society...
    • Arizona Highways, March 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, March 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 GEOLOGY: AN AERIAL VIEW OF ARIZONA Seen from high above, the state’s mountain ranges,...
    • Arizona Highways, May 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 COVER/TRAVEL: THE PLEASURES OF GRAPEVINE CANYON This wild, colorful chasm in the Bradshaw...
    • Arizona Highways, July 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, July 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP
      06 COVER/ADVENTURE: CLASSIC WOODEN BOATS RIDE THE BIG RIVER A group of eccentric and fanatic admirers of old-style wooden boat designs prove...
    • Arizona Highways, August 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, August 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP
      06 SPECIAL INDIAN ARTS SECTION: NATIVE AMERICAN ORIGINALITY There’s a quiet, unique world in Arizona where artisans go about the tedious work...
    • Arizona Highways, September 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, September 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP
      06 ADVENTURE: RIM-TO-RIVER TREK Two hardy Grand Canyon backpackers pick their way through rocky and difficult Rider Canyon to reach an...
    • Arizona Highways, October 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, October 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      SPECIAL FALL HIKING FEATURES: INTO THE WOODS AND CANYONS When somebody in Arizona tells...
    • Arizona Highways, December 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, December 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 ALONG THE WAY On a chilly December’s eve, about a year after the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, a train station in Ash Fork became a testing ground between hatred...
    • Arizona Highways, January 2012

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, January 2012

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including Sirens’ Café, an unexpected treat in Kingman;...
    • Arizona Highways, February 1996

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, February 1996

      Contents:
      p. 2 Along the Way, A Little Bit of Plain Tree Talk Brings Results, by James Tallon.
      p. 3 Letters to the Editor.
      p. 4 A Journey on the Gila: Searching for Yesterday on a Haunted River,...
    • Arizona Highways, May 1996

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 1996

      Contents:
      p. 2 Along the Way, The Life and Some Times of a Desert Dreamer, by Peter Aleshire.
      p. 3 Letters to the Editor.
      p. 4 Rio San Pedro: One of the Last Great Places, by Robert C. Dyer.
      p. 10...
    • Arizona Highways, February 1995

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, February 1995

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY It isn’t every day that you get to meet up with an overeducated boatman who loves his job.
      03 LETTERS
      04 COVER STORY. LIFE IN A DARK PLACE The Dark Cell, prisoners...
    • Arizona Highways, March 1995

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, March 1995

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Sap from ancient trees may offer vital clues to the Petrified Forest’s inscrutable past.
      03 LETTERS
      04 PLANTS. STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT Because we humans are virtually...
    • Arizona Highways, December 1995

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, December 1995

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY A combined Christmas vacation and job hunt draws a family to the desert for reasons they couldn't explain.
      03 LETTERS
      04 GRAND CANYON. CHRISTMAS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE...
    • Arizona Highways, March 1992

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, March 1992

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Even macho types can stop to smell the flowers along the roadside.
      03 LETTERS
      04 ARCHEOLOGY. UNEARTHING THE SALADO’S LOST WORLD Text by Peter Aleshire. Photographs by...
    • Arizona Highways, May 1992

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 1992

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY A nomadic adolescent lifestyle, while rife with diversity, is not necessarily filled with trauma.
      03 LETTERS
      04 OUTDOOR RECREATION. LAND NAVIGATION AMONG THE PINES Text by...
    • Arizona Highways, September 1992

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, September 1992

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Want to photograph like a pro? Here’s how.
      03 LETTERS
      04 BIRDING. RARE HAVENS FOR BIRD-WATCHERS Ask the power birders where the best sites are, and they’ll tell you...
    • Arizona Highways, July 1993

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, July 1993

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY When The Phoenix Symphony tackled the music of Mahler’s 8th, it created a phenomenon.
      03 LETTERS
      04 THE COVER. ROOSEVELT LAKE: JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT In July, when the...
    • Arizona Highways, June 1990

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, June 1990

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S PAGE
      03 LETTERS
      04 A BIRD-WATCHER’S ODYSSEY by Willis Peterson. A veteran photographer explores the state in search of birdlife.
      12 CANYON PRIMEVAL by Alan Weisman. Deep...
    • Arizona Highways, February 1990

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, February 1990

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S PAGE
      03 LETTERS
      04 HIGH COUNTRY SNOW SURVEY Text by Lawrence W. Cheek. Photographs by Richard Weston. Maintaining optimum water levels in desert reservoirs requires...
    • Arizona Highways, June 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, June 1991

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Imagine the State Legislature looking like Noah’s Ark.
      03 LETTERS
      04 ADVENTURE. WHITE-WATER RAFTING ON THE SALT Text by Karen Brandel. Photographs by Richard D. Fisher....
    • Arizona Highways, October 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, October 1991

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY A tale that should never be forgotten of the Hopi “push-of-war.”
      03 LETTERS
      04 WILDLIFE. A RIVER FOR THE BIRDS Text by Stan Smith. In the southernmost section of the...
    • Arizona Highways, December 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, December 1991

      Contents:
      02 PORTFOLIO. THE DESERT Text by Charles Bowden. “The desert is haunted but not by demons. It is saturated with memories we are always struggling to remember. It is home.”
      14 PORTFOLIO....
    • Arizona Highways, November 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, November 1991

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY They exist all right, but few fishermen have ever landed one of the lunker cats of the Colorado River.
      03 LETTERS
      04 TRAVEL. THE LURE OF COCHISE STRONGHOLD Text by...
    • Arizona Highways, March 1989

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, March 1989

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S PAGE
      03 LETTERS
      04 KARTCHNER CAVERNS: ARIZONA’S NEWEST STATE PARK by Randy Tufts. Here’s a cave system so stunning, so filled with nature’s fragile handiwork, that it was...
    • Arizona Highways, July 1989

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, July 1989

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S PAGE
      03 LETTERS
      04 SOUTH MOUNTAIN: A PARK FOR ALL SEASONS by John Alcock. A perceptive professor of zoology conveys the pleasures of observing desert plants and animals even...
    • Arizona Highways, August 1988

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, August 1988

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S PAGE
      03 LETTERS
      04 BICYCLE TOURING by Joseph Stocker. The name of the game is fun. Combine that with healthy exercise and lots of exposure to the scenic outdoors, and you...
    • Arizona Highways, September 1986

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, September 1986

      Contents:
      02 THE REMODELING OF THE ‘WORST INDIAN’
      12 GERONIMO, GUERRILLA FIGHTER
      24 LOST APACHES OF THE SIERRA MADRE
      28 BRASS BUTTON BRIDES
      30 BORDER TWINS: DOUGLAS AND AGUA...
    • Arizona Highways, October 1986

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, October 1986

      Contents:
      02 SAN BERNARDINO RANCH
      12 SINGING WIND RANCH BOOKSTORE
      14 AUTUMN ON THE CORONADO TRAIL
      20 THE SEASON OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER
      28 ARIZONA’S UNIQUE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL
      30 A...
    • Arizona Highways, July 1983

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, July 1983

      Contents: The Verde Valley, A Personal Profile by Frank Brothers
      02 VALLEY OF HAVEN, THE VERDE For thousands of years this special place in central Arizona has meant refuge, safe ground, shelter.
      05...
    • Arizona Highways, January 1982

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, January 1982

      Contents:
      02 ARIZONA’S FABULOUS RESORTS These desert dream merchants have something for everyone’s holiday in the sun.
      12 THE GREAT SUPERSTITION TREK An exciting day in the desert with the Dons...
    • Arizona Highways, July 1980

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, July 1980

      Contents:

      02 Bonanza Gold! Arizona's gilded age wasn't so glittery after all.
      10 Arizona's Ghost Gold Myths and legends of lost mines and buried treasure refuse to fade away.
      16...
    • Arizona Highways, January 1980

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, January 1980

      Contents:

      02 The Valley of the Shadows The early Mexican people along the border had a very special name for the trail through the Santa Cruz Valley. They called it "The Deadmen's Highway."
      04...
    • Arizona Highways, May 1998

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 1998

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS
      03 ALONG THE WAY Suddenly the truck breaks down, and you're stranded in the heart of an Arizona desert. What do you do now? Not what our author did.
      04 travel AFOOT IN...
    • Arizona Highways, June 1999

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, June 1999

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS
      03 WIT STOP The next time you see a saguaro, let it stir your imagination.
      04 travel ADVENTURE ON THE LITTLE COLORADO Come along with author Douglas Kreutz as he treks...
    • Arizona Highways, May 1999

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 1999

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS
      03 WIT STOP "At a small cafe in Florence, I noticed they had rum-raisin ice cream. I love rum-raisin ice cream. It contains two of my favorite flavors: rum and more rum. The...
    • Arizona Highways, May 2000

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 2000

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS
      03 WIT STOP His wife seeks energy-expending vacation activities, while our author wants to find a comfy chair and the number for room service. It's enough to elevate his heart...
    • Arizona Highways, July 1994

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, July 1994

      Contents:

      02 Along the Way Our author's two children recovered quickly from their first monsoon experience. But not the family dog. Well, two out of three isn't bad.
      03 Letters
      04 COVER...
    • Arizona Highways, May 2003

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, May 2003

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 RECREATION Black River Fishing and Feasting It's tough to get there, but an...
    • Arizona Highways, March 2003

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, March 2003

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 COVER Survival in the Grasslands Preserving masked bobwhite quail...
    • Arizona Highways, November 2003

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, November 2003

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 COVER Arizona's Borders The map contours that evolved out of historical...
    • Arizona Highways, August 2003

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, August 2003

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 ARCHAEOLOGY Seashell Traders of the Desert Ancient people brought their wares...
    • Arizona Highways, January 2003

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
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    • Arizona Highways, January 2003

      Contents:

      02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      06 PROFILE A Ranger's Life Grand Canyon Ranger Bryan Wisher goes to extremes in...

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