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YUMA TERRITORIAL PRISON

Walking through the strap iron cells and solitary chambers of Arizona Territory’s first prison.      

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CHLORIDE, AZ

Daytripping through the oldest mining town in Arizona. In 1966, Roy Purcell took a break from pursuing a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Utah State University to labor as a miner in the Cerbat Mountains near Chloride, Arizona. With […]

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SAN XAVIER DEL BAC MISSION

Known as the White Dove of the Desert, Mission San Xavier del Bac, an active Roman Catholic church serving the San Xavier Indian Reservation in Tucson, is considered the finest example of mission architecture in the Southwest.      

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WELCOME TO BEDROCK

You’ll have a gay old time exploring this run down roadside attraction next to the Grand Canyon in Williams, AZ.      

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AZ CLIFF DWELLINGS

Living on the edge at the ancient pueblos of Walnut Canyon, the 800 year old high-rise apartment known as Montezuma Castle and the Roman Catholic chapel built into the buttes of Sedona, Arizona.            

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THE RUINS OF TWO GUNS

Located beside historic Canyon Diablo and built over an Indian mass grave, this Route 66 roadside attraction was cursed from the start. Trading Posts, gas stations, restaurants, a campground and even a zoo all failed to break the curse of […]

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ARCOSANTI

Paolo Soleri’s futuristic desert utopia where architecture and ecology intersect.      

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GIANT HOBO JOE

I had a lot of good times with Hobo Joe while traveling across the country as a kid, so when I found out there’s a giant version of him in Buckeye, AZ, I knew a reunion was in order.

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BIOSPHERE 2

Exploring The Glass-Encased Artificial Earth In The Arizona Desert.      

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THE DOMES OF CASA GRANDE

Haunted and abandoned, this once cutting-edge electronics manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, AZ is a hit with urban explorers but a nuisance to local law enforcement.

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