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Arizona Backroads Series

Arizona Backroads Series

Best Non-Fiction Series -Emmy Awards
Hosted by Marshall Trimble, author, storyteller, and Official State Historian of Arizona, who's been called the state's "most recognizable goodwill ambassador," this series of eclectic programs takes viewers on-location and behind the scenes to the most beloved and sometimes most unheard-of locations throughout Arizona. Producer Gary Mathewson's creative expertise helps blend the universally known stories of the old west with the new to provide a fascinating study of the history and culture of America's southwest. Produced by TMG, Communications, Inc. Series: 19 x 30-minute programs.


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The Apache Trail (Arizona State Route 88)

The Apache Trail (Arizona State Route 88)

The Apache Trail, officially known as AZ Route 88, offers not only some of the best scenery in central Arizona, but also many of the state's most unique destinations. Our travels include the Lost Dutchman State Park, where, as the story goes, the "Dutchman," actually a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz, Click for more


Bisbee

Bisbee

Bisbee is nestled among the Mule Mountains, an area world renowned for the diversity of its minerals and the wealth of its copper, and was once known as the "Queen of the Copper Camps." It was founded in 1880 and named after a judge from San Francisco, DeWitt Bisbee, who was a financial backer of the Copper Queen Mine, Click for more


Cave Creek; Globe; The Tonto Indian Ruins

Cave Creek; Globe; The Tonto Indian Ruins

Cave Creek - Cave Creek has a rich archeological history that dates back to ancient days when Hohokam Indians lived here; also in the early to mid 1800s Tonto Apaches controlled the area until ranchers, farmers and miners settled the territory in 1870. Today the independent spirit of the Old West lives on and Click for more


Dugan's Dairy; Mystery Castle; Thunderbird Balloon Classic

Dugan's Dairy; Mystery Castle; Thunderbird Balloon Classic

Dugan Dairy Farm - A glimpse of life on a dairy farm at the Dugan Dairy Farm, a family who pioneered farming in this part of the country. Mystery Castle - The story of the Mystery Castle, located in the foothills of South Mountain, is really a love story. The castle's builder, Boyce Luther Gulley, was Click for more


Falcon Field (Air Museum); Fighter Combat International

Falcon Field (Air Museum); Fighter Combat International

Falcon Field (Champlin Fighter Museum) - During WW II Phoenix changed from a farming center into an industrial city with mass production of military supplies, which gave rise to the Williams and Falcon airfields in Mesa. For years, Falcon Field was home to the Champlin Fighter Museum, which contained a large Click for more


Glendale: Cerreta's Candy Factory; Antiques; Marty Robbins

Glendale: Cerreta's Candy Factory; Antiques; Marty Robbins

Cerreta's Candy Factory - Attention, chocolate and candy lovers! Visiting Cerreta's Candy Factory, located in downtown Glendale, Arizona, may bring back memories of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Cerreta Candy Company is a family-owned business, originally founded by Jim Cerreta, Sr., who passed Click for more


Goldfield Ghost Town; Bluebird Mine & Curios; Snake Hole CC

Goldfield Ghost Town; Bluebird Mine & Curios; Snake Hole CC

Goldfield Ghost Town - The legendary Goldfield Ghost Town, where gold was first discovered in 1892 and brought in over $3 million dollars in gold bullion until 1896. A little over 20 miles east of Mesa, the town is located on a hill between the Superstition and Goldfield Mountains. Today you can experience the Click for more


Greer

Greer

In the heart of Arizona's White Mountains, Greer is known for being a place to "come home within yourself." At Greer Lodge, built in 1948 as a spiritual retreat, we learn that Greer is the premier fly-fishing area in the Southwest with over 650 miles of trout streams within a 30 miles radius. At Molly Butler Lodge, Click for more


Jerome; Verde Canyon Railroad; Montezuma's Castle

Jerome; Verde Canyon Railroad; Montezuma's Castle

Jerome - Jerome is the iconic image people think of when they hear the term Wild West. Founded in 1876, the town was named after Eugene Jerome, who never visited his namesake but was a major financier of the United Verde Copper Company. This former Boom Town, Ghost Town is now a jewel for the Arts and Crafts Click for more


The Kartchner Caverns

The Kartchner Caverns

The Kartchner Caverns were discovered in November 1974 by two University of Arizona cavers, Randy Tufts and Gary Tenen, who, understanding the uniqueness of their find and not wanting the caves to become exploited, kept their discovery a secret for 14 years; after protective measures were in place, the caves were officially Click for more


Penske Racing Museum; Cosanti Complex (Arcology)

Penske Racing Museum; Cosanti Complex (Arcology)

Penske Racing Museum - The Roger Penske Racing Museum includes a world-class collection of Indianapolis 500 winning cars, including those driven by Rick Mears, Bobby Unser, Mark Donohue, Al Unser, Sr. and Jr., Danny Sullivan, and Emerson Fittipaldi; we also see here Indy 500 pace cars, and NASCAR vehicles driven Click for more


Prescott

Prescott

Prescott was originally founded after the discovery of gold in 1864 and was selected as Arizona's first territorial capital; it lost that honor to Tucson, won it back, then lost it outright to Phoenix in 1889. It carries on its territorial heritage in a big and proud way with over 500 stately buildings on the National Click for more


Rawhide City; Bondurant Driving School; Firebird Intl. Raceway

Rawhide City; Bondurant Driving School; Firebird Intl. Raceway

Rawhide Wild West Town - The Rawhide Wild West Town is an authentic-looking 1800's Arizona town, filled with "wild west" attractions, including stagecoach rides, train rides, burro and even camel rides; rodeo action and stunt gun shows; also you can pan for gold, climb Dead Man's Drop, and tour the Halloway's Click for more


Rock Springs; Ghost Towns in Cleator and Crown King

Rock Springs; Ghost Towns in Cleator and Crown King

Rock Springs - There's a reason people travel 30 miles north of Phoenix to Rock Springs, great pies! Here we learn all about them pies in this rare interview with Penny "the Pie Lady" Cooley, who's usually baking them at three in the morning. Cleator - Next it's off to look for Ghost Towns and the first Click for more


Sedona

Sedona

Situated at the southern end of the steep and narrow Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona was recently voted by USA Today as America's most beautiful city; after the Grand Canyon, it is the most visited location in Arizona. In this program we see why, visiting many of its predominant landmarks, including the internationally Click for more


Thompson Arboretum; Smallest Museum; Besh-Ba-Gowa Ruins

Thompson Arboretum; Smallest Museum; Besh-Ba-Gowa Ruins

Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Named for its benefactor, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum carries on his love of natural science, providing "an appreciation of plants through the fostering of educational, recreational, research, and conservation opportunities associated with arid-land plants." Located in Superior and Click for more


Tombstone

Tombstone

The name Tombstone is legendary in the lore of the Old West. As the story goes, when Ed Schieffelin came to this territory in 1877 he was told he would probably find his tombstone instead of silver, and after filing his first claim he named it Tombstone. When word got out about the rich lodes in the area, the decision Click for more


Turf Soaring School; Kemmeries Light Flying Center

Turf Soaring School; Kemmeries Light Flying Center

Turf Soaring School - Flying a glider, a single pair of wings etched against a distant sky, a cliff or cloud, soaring in the wind, seems a remote and beautiful dream. But thanks to the Turf Soaring School, located just north of Phoenix in Peoria, Arizona, where nearby desert fields and mountains make for superb Click for more


Wickenburg; Robson's Mining World; Commemorative Air Force

Wickenburg; Robson's Mining World; Commemorative Air Force

Wickenburg - Wickenburg, one of Arizona's true treasures, is proud of its Old West heritage; named for Henry Wickenburg, an Austrian immigrant and miner, the town's mainstays today are ranching and tourism. In this program we visit the Desert Caballeros Western Museum that features Native American and 19th and Click for more





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