Tag Archives: Arizona

Mary Colter–Architect of the Southwest

You don’t have to spend much time at the south rim of the Grand Canyon to hear the name Mary Colter (1869-1958).  She designed Bright Angel Lodge, the Hopi House, and the Lookout Studio, which fits into the walls of … Continue reading

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Woman of the Desert

Here is another fashion divide to consider—the minimalist versus the maximalist, “less is more” versus “more is more.” My sister-in-law is definitely in the latter camp. Born in Tucson, she wandered the country for a long time pursuing her own … Continue reading

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Inspiration for New Year’s Resolutions: Bonnie Prudden

Since I have pledged to lose the same five pounds for the last ten years, I have given up on weight loss as an achievable goal for the New Year. However, for those of us with “exercise more” on our … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt and Mrs. Yamamoto, 1943

From the wonderful website Calisphere, these photos show first lady Eleanor Roosevelt  visiting the Gila Japanese American relocation camp in Rivers, Arizona.  I would love to know the thoughts of Mrs. Yamamoto, former president of the San Francisco PTA, as … Continue reading

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