What Once Was Called Goose Flats

AMC_Brazil2016Not many folks have heard of Goose Flats, Arizona.  After all, the most exciting thing in Goose Flats was the fact that geese sometimes landed there as they migrated through the area.  But then a man named Ed Schieffelin came along and changed everything…

A Long Bus Ride

AMC_Brazil2016Some students must ride a bus to school.  But imagine a school district where a student might spend nearly six hours simply riding to and from school each day.  It’s a reality here…

Walk the Streets of a Fictional Town

AMC_Brazil2016Many movie greats have walked the streets of this fictional town, and you can too.  It’s a story that has spanned over 75 years now…

Building Homes and Movie Stars

AMC_Brazil2016It’s tough to find someone skilled in building an adobe home.  So this movie studio called on some experts who would up in the movies themselves…

A Town Built for Hollywood

AMC_Brazil2016It the early days of movies, most were shot on lots in Hollywood, but one of the first ventures outside the state led move makers to this barren desert…

A Boom Town Called Tombstone

AMC_Brazil2016In the 1880’s, stagecoaches brought dozens of people each day to a boom town called Tombstone.  But it was a cycle of boom and bust in the wild west…

Dig Your Grave When You Get There

AMC_Brazil2016When this man set out to find his fortune he was told he’d need to dig his grave when he got there.  He decided to mock those who made fun of him with the name of his new town…

Coronado’s Exploration

It’s been nearly half a millennium since Coronado’s exploration party marched through what is today’s Arizona. We head to a mountain pass to recall that history…

Inside A Titan II Missle Silo

FJ Alaska Banner AdIn the 1980s there were 54 Titan II missile silos across the U.S.  Those missile carried the largest land-based nuclear warhead ever developed.  Today, this is the only one of those site you can visit…

Standing Alert

FJ Alaska Banner AdThey were some of the largest and most devastating weapons ever developed and today we visit with a lady who stood on watch in case those armaments needed to be used…

An Interview Underground

FJ Alaska Banner AdOver the year’s we’ve done some of our interviews underground.  That’s the case for today’s feature…situated on “level seven” of one of the most important sites of the late 20th century…

San Marcos Resort

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Phoenix, Arizona has plenty of golf resorts that attract thousands of visitors, but ask someone who established the first course in the state and they’ll be hard pressed to tell you it was actually a Midwestern veterinarian who had more grazing land than he could manage…..

Stone Spires Rising Into the Sky

FJ Alaska Banner AdIt’s a place of amazing natural beauty, with stone spires rising high into the sky.  It’s also a place of history, where two cultures collided…

A Place of Respect

FJ Alaska Banner AdMany would consider this cemetery to be a tourist attraction.  Yet it doesn’t charge admission and is a place of respect.  It’s a place with a steady stream of visitors…

A Place Called Boot Hill

FJ Alaska Banner AdThere are several cemeteries in the west called “Boot Hill.”  That’s because many of the dead died with their boots on…

A Cemetery With Different Markers

FJ Alaska Banner AdMost cemeteries have markers with a person’s name, date of birth and death, and little else.  Not so for many of the markers in this well-known burying ground…

A Trip to Joe & Aggie’s Cafe

Today we’re at Joe & Aggie’s café, a restaurant that’s been serving up great meals for over 70 years now in Holbrook, Arizona…

The Wigwam Hotel

If you, your kids or even your grand kids have seen the movie Cars, then you probably remember the Cozy Cones.  They’re patterned after a real-life motel of concrete wigwams…

Oceanfront Property in Arizona

George Strait once sang that he had some oceanfront property in Arizona and if you’d buy that he’d throw the Golden Gate in free. This Arizona town isn’t exactly on the ocean, but much of its existence depended on it…

A Bridge in the Desert

Before bridges crossed rivers, communities often relied upon ferries to carry people and supplies. In some cases, those ferry operators were able to build thriving businesses. Two such men lived in the middle of a vast desert…