Arizona: A History of the Grand Canyon State by Jim Turner
Paperback, 352 pages
Historian and raconteur Jim Turner has done it again! Writing for all residents but especially recent retirees, seasonal residents, and new arrivals who want to learn about their new home, Jim ushers you from the times of ancient cliff dwellings to biotech firms, with fascinating stories of . . .
- Two centuries of mining, Mormon immigration, ranching, farming, health seekers, education, tourism, moviemaking, and the Five Cs
- Wild West legends, stage robbers, and dancehall girls
- Unsung heroes like the Navajo Code Talkers and Nellie Cashman, the “Miner’s Angel”
- Native American cultures, including Hopi, Navajo, and Apache
- European settlement, the conquistadors, and Catholic missions
- Mini biographies of significant people like Sandra Day O’Connor, Father Eusebio Kino, Hi Jolly, Barry Goldwater, and Balloon Buster Frank Luke
- And much more about this beautiful land and the people who inhabited it
About the Author
Jim Turner is a retired Arizona historian who has been teaching, presenting, editing, and writing about Arizona history for more than forty-five years. He has authored or co-authored several books including, The Arizona Story; Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State; The Mighty Colorado River: From the Glaciers to the Gulf; Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest; and Navajo Code Talker Manual.