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8 Historic Towns In Arizona That Will Transport You To The Past

When I was in grade school I loved learning about life in different eras, which probably explains why I read the entire American Girls Collection as my first foray into chapter books. The blend of reality, drama, and, in my eight-year-old brain, the different clothing styles were fascinating and incredibly different from my suburban upbringing. In fact, I still enjoy “witnessing” history through movies, novels, and an old collection of PBS and BBC shows that document life in past eras.

Since I will probably never live to see a working time machine, the next best experience is visiting historical places and towns that are well-preserved and may even feature re-enactments that attempt to bring past life into the streets.

Have you visited any of these places? What impressions did they leave you?

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at