Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Titles from Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Reading Arizona is excited to announce the addition of ten titles from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press! These fascinating ebooks capture the environment and history of the Sonoran Desert, allowing readers to explore the landscape from their devices. We are especially excited about the children’s books, featuring lovely illustrations and building our children’s collection on […]

Barry Goldwater statue, April 2014

Barry Goldwater Arrives in Statuary Hall

A bronze statue of five-term senator and Arizona favorite son Barry Goldwater became the newest addition to theĀ US Capitol’s Statuary Hall this week. The eight-foot statue was unveiled at the Arizona State Capitol last year. The Goldwater statue joins a statue of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, a Jesuit priest and Southwest missionary, as the other […]

Vintage Romances in the Valentine State

Arizona has many nicknames – the Grand Canyon State, the Baby State, the Copper State. It is also known as the “Valentine State” because it officially entered the Union on Valentine’s Day, 1912. As industrialization and progressĀ reached the West, with Arizona as the last piece in the contiguous United States, it was the subject of […]