Life, Locations

Vienna: Fact versus Fiction

I first fell in love with Austria and Bavaria in June, 1994, and Vienna in particular in March, 2001. If we ever meet I person, I promise to tell you the story about the late-night bar over a few drinks. I digress. I returned for a writer’s retreat in November, 2017, and the city felt… Continue reading Vienna: Fact versus Fiction

Locations

The Grand Canyon

Located in Arizona, The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River. the canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide and about 6000 feet deep. Even though it is not the deepest canyon in the world, the Grand Canyon can be visually overwhelming. In carving the Grand Canyon,… Continue reading The Grand Canyon

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The Arizona Rangers

The Arizona Territorial Rangers, the first organized state law enforcement agency, formed in 1860 with consent from the Provisional Territorial Government.  In order to attempt to protect the territory’s fledgling population from Apache raids, three companies were created throughout the territory. After the Civil War came West and elements of the Confederate Army declared Arizona… Continue reading The Arizona Rangers

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Arizona – A Desert State

One of America’s four corner states and the its sixth largest, Arizona is located in the southwest region of the country. It became the 48th state in the USA, on February 14th 1912. The name is believed to have come from the area’s previous Spanish name, Arizonac, meaning ‘small spring.’ It was first used in… Continue reading Arizona – A Desert State