Bola & Bolo Ties

Not too many people know, but Arizona has an official state neckwear, and that is the fabled Bola tie (often referred to as the Bolo Tie). If you picture any stereotypical cowboy and imagine anything other than a bandana around their neck, you probably know what the Bola tie looks like. Being in Arizona, I […]

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Goldfield Ghost Town

Arizona, as part of where the American “Old West,” had its fair share of boomtowns that went bust. These towns now stand as vacant testaments to the old Western way of life, complete with railroad stops, saloons, jails, and inns for passersby. These towns sometimes get refurbished and set up as tourist attractions, and one […]

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The Five Cs of Arizona: Cattle

This article is part of the five Cs of Arizona, which are climate, citrus, cattle, copper, and cotton. As part of the southwest, Arizona was part of the great cattle trade that swept the American west before the turn of the century. Cattle, much like copper, helped to shape Arizona’s early economy and continues to […]

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