These 10 Places In Arizona Will Show You What Life On The Frontier Was Like
I don’t know about you but I grew up on a steady diet of Western films and I always wondered what life would have been like in Arizona’s territorial days (1863-1912). It was a time of major change in the region: the land was purchased from Mexico, there was an influx of American settlers, and Indigenous people saw their way of life change drastically. If you were ever curious to learn more about what this lifestyle was like more than a century ago, you might want to check out these fascinating places in Arizona where you can learn about frontier life right here.
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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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