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The Border Counties
On Friday 12 August 2005, New Mexico's governor declared an emergency in four counties along
the border with Mexico, releasing funds to combat increased crime in the area. The following Monday,
Arizona governor Janet Napolitano did the same, covering Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz & Yuma counties..
Arizona Office of Homeland Security [est. March 2003]

Southern Arizona travel site

flag of the State of Arizona        radio sponsor Local First Arizona [est. 2003] based in Phoenix, Arizona



Yuma County in Arizona [founded 1864]
includes Fortuna Foothills, Gadsden, San Luis, Somerton, Tacna, Wellton & City of Yuma
Yuma County, Arizona official website
Yuma County [AZ] Chamber of Commerce [est. 1906]

City of Yuma, Arizona official website
Yuma [AZ] C.V.B.
Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
Yuma Film Commission
Yuma [AZ] Sun 'daily online newspaper'
'Bajo El Sol' Spanish-language news {Yuma Arizona Noticias}
Penny's Diner in Yuma, AZ
Great Western Brothel Cafe in Yuma, AZ
Yuma [AZ] Lettuce Days Festival [Jan 2008 = #10]
historic Yuma Territorial Prison [1875-1910]
Southern Pacific RR 2-8-0 locomotive No. 2521 in Yuma, AZ
K.Y.M.A.-TV Channel 11 N.B.C. for Yuma, AZ & El Centro, CA
Mexico's 'Zona 98' radio - clásicos del rock



Pima County in Arizona [founded 1864]
includes Tucson {county seat} & South Tucson, Ajo, Catalina, Green Valley, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita,
Sasabe and Indian reservations of Pascua Yaqui, San Xavier & Tohono O'odham
Pima County [AZ] Tourism Development
Wyndham Canoa Ranch Golf Resort on I-19 south of Green Valley, Arizona
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument [est. 1937] on the Arizona/Mexico border
Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch [est. 1725] in Sasabe, Arizona
Desert Sky Cinema 6 {purchased by High Sierra Theatres 5/2013} in Sahuarita, Arizona
Montgomery's Grill & Saloon, 13190 E Colossal Cave Road in Vail, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona Travel & Business Links Page



Santa Cruz County in Arizona [founded 1897]
includes Nogales, Patagonia, Rio Rico, Sonoita, Tubac & Tumacacori-Carmen
Santa Cruz County [AZ] County Fair & Rodeo [est. 1916] at Sonoita [AZ] Fairgrounds

Sonoita, Arizona 85637
Sonoita / Elgin [AZ] Chamber of Commerce
Rancho Milagro B&B in Sonoita, Arizona
La Hacienda de Sonoita B&B [est. 2002] in Sonoita, Arizona
Empire Ranch [est. 1870] near Sonoita, Arizona
Sonoita Vineyards [est. 1983] south of Elgin, Arizona

Heritage Hotels Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico, Arizona

Nogales, Arizona 85621
historic Hacienda Corona de Guevavi B&B near Nogales, Arizona
Mitchell Theatres Oasis Cinema nine-plex theatre [purch 2014] in Nogales, Arizona



Cochise County in Arizona [est. 1881]
includes Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Fort Huachuca, McNeal, Sierra Vista, Tombstone & Willcox
Cochise County official website
Cochise County [AZ] Tourism Council
Cochise Colleges [est. 1964]

Nord Resources Johnson Camp open pit copper mine at Exit 322 on the I-10 in SE Arizona

Patagonia, Arizona 85624
Patagonia [AZ] Area Business Assn.
historic Spirit Tree Inn B&B & Guest Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona
Circle Z Guest Ranch near Patagonia, Arizona

Hereford, Arizona 85615
'architectural sculpture' specialists Robert W. Boucher & Associates [est. 1985] of Hereford, Arizona
Casa de San Pedro B&B Inn [est. 1996] in Hereford, Arizona { free wi-fi }
Ramsey Canyon Inn B&B [est. 1988] in Hereford, Arizona
Rail Oaks Ranch B&B in Hereford, Arizona
San Pedro River Inn B&B near Hereford, Arizona


City of Willcox, Arizona, Arizona [est. 1880]
Willcox, Arizona official website
Willcox [AZ] Chamber of Commerce
Desert Rose Cafe in Willcox, Arizona
Warren Earp Western Heritage Days [July] in historic Downtown Willcox, Arizona
Rex Allen Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame [est. 1983] in Downtown Willcox, Arizona
Willcox Historic Theater [built 1936], 134 No. Railroad Avenue in Downtown Willcox, Arizona
Willcox Historic Theater multi-use activity space [built 1914, repurposed 2017], 128 No. Railroad Avenue in Downtown Willcox, Arizona
The Wild Bunch Film Fest [Oct 2018 = #3] in Downtown Willcox, Arizona
Valley Telephone Cooperative in Willcox, Arizona area

Fort Bowie [est. 1862] {ruins} National Historic Site, south of Willcox, Arizona
The Nature Conservancy's Muleshoe Ranch Preserve, west of Willcox, Arizona


City of Benson, Arizona [est. 1880] ZIP 85602
Benson, Arizona official website
Benson - San Pedro Valley [AZ] Chamber of Commerce
Benson [AZ] Visitor Center
San Pedro Valley [AZ] News-Sun
Spur Western Wear in Benson, Arizona
Horse Shoe Cafe in Benson, Arizona
Cowboy Way Art Gallery in Benson, Arizona
Reb's Cafe & Coffee Shop in Benson, Arizona
Paperback Recycler Bookstore in Benson, Arizona
Apache Powder Co. 0-4-0F locomotive No. 1 in Benson, Arizona
Apache Powder Co. 0-4-0F locomotive No. 3 in Benson, Arizona
Butterfield Rodeo & Overland Stage Days [Oct 2007 = #22] in Benson, Arizona
Old Tucson Studios Mescal Ranch facility near Benson, Arizona

"Benson's Bad Boys" [7/2013] by Mary Lee Tiernan
http://www.amazon.com/Bensons-Bad-Boys-Mary-Tiernan/dp/1490939768/

Kartchner Caverns State Park [est. 1988] in SE Arizona
Gammons Gulch Old West Movie Set & Museum
The Amerind Museum [est. 1937] in Dragoon, Arizona
Triangle T Guest Ranch in Dragoon, Arizona


City of Sierra Vista, Arizona [incorp. 1956] ZIP 85650
Sierra Vista, Arizona official website
Sierra Vista [AZ] Chamber of Commerce
Sierra Vista [AZ] C.V.B.
Sierra Vista [AZ] Herald newspaper [est. 2004]
Birders Vista B&B in Sierra Vista, Arizona
El Paso Bar-B-Que Co. [opened 8/2007] in Sierra Vista, Arizona
Javalujah Coffee House in Sierra Vista, Arizona
Stagecoach Steakhouse & Saloon in Sierra Vista, Arizona

Fort Huachuca [est. 1877] in Arizona
Landmark Cafe, just outside Fort Huachuca
Ash Canyon B&B, south of Sierra Vista, Arizona
Gasthaus Mountain View B&B, south of Sierra Vista, Arizona


City of Douglas, Arizona [incorp. 1905] ZIP 85607
Douglas, Arizona official website
historic Slaughter Ranch [est. 1884] east of Douglas, Arizona
K.A.B.E. 97.7-FM radio in Douglas, Arizona
K.D.A.P. 96.5-FM country radio in Douglas, Arizona
The Gadsden Hotel [built 1907] in Douglas, Arizona {site broken? 9/2007}
Cochise Stronghold B&B nature retreat, northwest of Pearce, Arizona
Pearce-Sunsites & Sulphur Springs Valley in Arizona
Grapevine Canyon Guest Ranch [est. 1982] near Pearce, Arizona
the EP&SW railroad station [built 1913], 300 E. 14th Street, is now headquarters of the Douglas [AZ] Police Department  click here for photograph (in a new window)


City of Tombstone, Arizona ZIP 85638
Tombstone Online
Tombstone Web
The Tombstone [AZ] Epitaph newspaper [est. 1880]
Tombstone [AZ] Vigilantes re-enactors [est. 1948]
Tombstone [AZ] Mercantile Co. - antique & collectibles mall
Old West Books in Tombstone, Arizona
Tombstone [AZ] Western Film Festival & Symposium [July 2005 = #5]
Tombstone [AZ] Courthouse [built 1882] State Historic Park
Tombstone Territory Rendezvous [next = Nov 2014]
BJ's Tombstone History Website
BJ's Tombstone History Discussion Forum

Big Nose Kate's Saloon [built 1881], 417 E. Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona
Crystal Palace Saloon [est. 1882] in Tombstone, Arizona
Doc Holliday's Saloon, 517 E. Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona
Oriental Saloon & Mercantile in Tombstone, Arizona
Tombstone [AZ] Coffee & Tea Co.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral website
Gunfight at The O.K. Corral 125th Anniversary Celebration [Oct 2006] website
Wyatt Earp Days [Memorial Day Weekend] in Tombstone, AZ
Wyatt Earp [1848-1929] Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore

Around Tombstone / Images of America book by Jane Eppinga  
"Around Tombstone: Ghost Towns and Gunfights (Images of America)"
[2009] by Jane Eppinga

Arcadia Publing 8¾x6½ pb [5/2009] for $16.49
Last Gunfight / the Shootout at the O.K. Corral book by Jeff Guinn  "The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of The Shootout at The O.K. Corral
- And How It Changed The American West" [2011]
by Jeff Guinn

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [5/2011] for $11.02
Simon & Schuster 8½x5½ pb [5/2012] for $14.21
Simon & Schuster 9¾x6¼ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2011] out of print/70+ used

Tombstone Territory TV series [1957– ] /tt0050069/


City of Bisbee, Arizona [est. 1880, incorp. 1902]
"Cool Off in Mile-High Bisbee!"
Bisbee, Arizona official website
Bisbee [AZ] Chamber of Commerce
Bisbee [AZ] Visitor Center
Bisbee Marquee arts calendar
Shady Dell {retro} RV Park in Bisbee, Arizona
Dot's Diner [built 1957; restored 1997] in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee [AZ] Coffee Co.
The Inn at Castle Rock B&B in Bisbee, Arizona
Copper Queen Hotel [est. 1902] in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee [AZ] Mining & Historical Museum
Muheim Heritage House Museum [built 1898-1915] in Bisbee, Arizona
The Bisbee Grille Restaurant in Bisbee, Arizona
Hot Licks BBQ & Blues Saloon in Bisbee, Arizona
Thomas Moxley Gallery {moved from Santa Fe, NM in July, 2007} in Bisbee, Arizona
Queen Mine [est. 1880] Tours [est. 1976] in Bisbee, Arizona
Atalanta Music & Books in Bisbee, Arizona
Silver King Hotel B&B in Brewery Gulch, Bisbee, Arizona
Calumet & Arizona Guest House B&B [built 1906] in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee Grand Hotel B&B in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee Inn / Hotel La More [est. 1917] in Bisbee, Arizona
School House Inn B&B [built 1918] in Bisbee, Arizona
La Estancia B&B [built 1906] in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee's King Eider Inn includes a sauna!  King Eider Inn in Bisbee, Arizona

Images of America Bisbee, Arizona book by Ethel Jackson Price  
"Images of America: Bisbee (Arizona)" [2004]
by Ethel Jackson Price

Arcadia Publing 9x6¼ pb [8/2004] for $17.13
Bisbee Arizona Then & Now  "Bisbee Arizona: Then and Now" [2003]
photos & text by Boyd Nicholl, with historical photos
from the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

Cowboy Miner Productions 7x9 pb [10/2003] for $12.00



Reading Material

Islands in the Desert History of Southeastern Arizona book by John P. Wilson  "Islands In The Desert: A History of The Uplands of Southeastern Arizona" [1995]
by John P. Wilson

Univ New Mexico Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/95] out of print/used




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