The 4th of July

On July the 4th, 1776, a congress of citizens in what would become the United States of America declared – on behalf of a small cluster of colonies clinging to North America’s eastern seaboard – that a people could and would be united against and independent of the rule of a king.  It was just…

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Captain & Maybelle

Sideshow acts have such an abounding history in our culture and have been entertaining since the Dark Ages. Long before television live shows they were one of the main sources of entertainment. Sideshows are filled with fire eating, knife throwing, body modification, street musicians, sword swallowing, comedy, burlesque dancers, freak shows, and other oddities. Many…

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WC Jameson: Treasure Hunter

Guadalupe Mountain Gold  by W.C. Jameson. The following chapter is an excerpt from the best-selling book Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses, and Deadly Confrontations. It was recently included in the Huffington Post’s list of Best Book’s of 2011. (Used by permission of the author and Seven Oaks Publishing Company). There comes a time in every rightly constructed…

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Life On The Edge Part III

A fascinating series exploring the Grand Canyon by veteran Southwest tour guide and historian, Les Graff. The cool windy days of spring, with it’s cloudless skies, and freezing night time temperatures, slowly give way to the warmer days and nights of summer and it’s rainy season called “The Monsoons”.  Beginning in early July a huge High…

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Life On The Edge Part II

A fascinating series exploring the Grand Canyon by veteran Southwest tour guide and historian, Les Graff. As a child I became aware of the beginning of Spring when it began to get warmer on sunny afternoons, the blanket of snow that covered my world would begin to melt and form a dirty icy crust on it’s…

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Life On The Edge: Part 1

  A fascinating series exploring the Grand Canyon by veteran Southwest tour guide and historian, Les Graff. The Grand Canyon, cutting through the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Pictures can’t possibly prepare you for your first view of the canyon. It becomes even more fascinating when…

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