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.
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Have you visited any of these places? What impressions did they leave you?
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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