Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Travel & Adventure

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 Click for more

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, lived in Phoenix in the late 1800s and disappeared every so often into the Superstition Mountains and returned with sacks of gold bullion. He died in 1891 without revealing the location of his mine. It has never been found and to this day people continue to search for it. Next we visit the abandoned Bluebird Mine, part of the Goldfield Mining Town, a re-created Old West ghost town complete with a mine tour and shops. Then we board the Dolly Steamboat to cruise the secluded inner waterways of the "Junior Grand Canyon" on beautiful Canyon Lake. Then to Tortilla Flat to visit the Old Stagecoach stop, a former prospector camping ground and freight camp for the construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam, which today is an old-time restaurant general store, post office, and ice cream stand. 07/09DE IJSCA 30 min.





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