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Arizona State Museum

March 5th, 2016 by Betty Ross

museumArizona State Museum | The University of Arizona
1013 E University Blvd | PO Box 210026
Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
(520) 626-8381 | 621-2976 FAX
AZ State Museum

Arizona Archaeology

March 1st, 2016 by Betty Ross

Saturday, March 12, 2016    11:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m., Free

Come get to know your State Museum! In celebration of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month, you’ll have the opportunity to meet curators, visit laboratories, and tour collections areas in the largest and busiest state-run archaeological repository in the nation.


Historic Open House

April 30th, 2013 by Betty Ross

-Miracle Mile 2013Neon Mile  & Tour

Friday, May 10, 2013,  at 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Starting point:  Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile

The 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House & Tour will take place on Friday, May 10, 2013, starting at 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. This year the FREE event will feature historic and revitalized resources on Miracle Mile between the Oracle Road intersection and Fairview Avenue.    This special evening will include history lectures;, tours of the Ghost Ranch Lodge historic cactus garden; tours of historic properties, and a celebratory a celebration of the lighting of the iconic Wayward Winds Lodge neon sign, salvaged, restored, and re-installed on Miracle Mile; and a.  After the sign lighting, join us to explore the a guided, flashlight tour of the Evergreen Cemetery after dark to learn about some of Tucson’s notable  people laid to rest there.   there, and how the cemetery evolved in the face of Tucson’s growth.  Monterey Courts, the host for this year’s event,  will be hosting the event as well as will be celebrating their its 1st anniversary as an adapted historic resource with music, cake, and much more!   Join us to All are invited to celebrate both the history and ongoing revitalization of the Historic Miracle Mile area and its ongoing revitalization.

5:30PM  Lecture: Historic US 80 and Miracle Mile, by Demion Clinco, President, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. GHOST RANCH LODGE
6:15PM  Lecture: Sign-O-Rama, by Carlos Lozano, founder of Vanishing Tucson. GHOST RANCH LODGE
5:30PM & 6:15PM Guided Tour of the Ghost Ranch Lodge historic cactus garden. GHOST RANCH LODGE
7:00PM – 7:30PM The historic Wayward Winds neon sign lighting, WAYWARD WINDS LODGE
8:00PM.  Evergreen Cemetery tour after-dark tour, starting from the Monterey Court. MONTEREY COURT
7:30PM – LATE live music and entertainment. MONTEREY COURT

Event information will be available at Monterey Court, as well as a chance to visit the artists’ studios.   and café.  storic motor courts will include the Monterey Court, adapted as artists’ studios with cafe; the always popular renovated Ghost Ranch with its fabulous garden; and the Wayward Winds serving as the Gospel Rescue Mission for women and children.

This free Open House and Tour is a collaborative effort of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, Ward III, City of Tucson, and businesses and organizations in the Oracle/Miracle Mile area.

For more information about the event, visit www.preservetucson.org
and click on News & Events, or contact Linda Mehall, Ward III, at (520) 791-4711, or Linda.Mehall@tucsonaz.gov.

Neon Mile Historic Open House & Tour

Historic Places

August 13th, 2012 by Betty Ross

On our summer travels we found interesting historic lodging places.   Fred Harvey House

We had the pleasure of staying at La Posada, Winslow, AZ.  La Posada was the last great railroad hotel built by the Fred Harvey Company, which created a series of fine restaurants and hotels along the Sante Fe Railway from Cleveland to Los Angeles.  La Posada

The women who served in the establishments were known as the “Harvey Girls” ____so legendary that MGM made a musical about them starring Judy Garland, entitled The Harvey Girls.

The Harvey House in Belen NM is used as a museum and is currently being restored to the 1910 look.

The building also houses the Belen Model Railroad Club.

The Harvey House in Las Vegas, NM.  The Castaneda Hotel. The “belle” of Fred Harvey New Mexico’s railroad era hotels. An architectural gem that waits to be restored to it’s former days of glory.

Castaneda is currently all but abandoned, with only a small bar/pool hall there in the Summer of 2003. It is as large as La Posada in Winslow, approximatel 50,000 square feet. No longer owned by the railroad, but in private hands, no work is currently being done to restore it or to reopen it. There is a small Amtrak station next door.

We hope to find more of these wonderful places when out on our next travel adventure! I hope you enjoy!