Arizona Curiosities, 3rd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Grand Canyon State has to offer!Whether you're a born-and-raised Arizonan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Arizona Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Sam Lowe takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Grand Canyon State. Stop to see the world's largest kokopelli at Camp Verde—it's thirty-two feet tall, painted bright yellow, and perched on a six-foot base, so you probably ...

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Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Grand Canyon State has to offer!Whether you're a born-and-raised Arizonan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Arizona Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Sam Lowe takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Grand Canyon State. Stop to see the world's largest kokopelli at Camp Verde—it's thirty-two feet tall, painted bright yellow, and perched on a six-foot base, so you probably won't miss it. Mosey into Castle Dome City, once bigger than Yuma, now one mighty fine ghost town. Feed the ostriches at Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch. Yes, there really is a Rooster Cogburn!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762769605
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 954,550
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Lowe was born on the plains of North Dakota, where he began his newspaper career as a delivery boy for the Kensal Times. He migrated to "warm and snowless" Arizona in 1969, where he has written for a variety of newspapers, establishing "The Lowe Road" series, featuring unusual people, places, and things across Arizona. Compilations of his work have appeared in book form. Named Humor Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Lowe continues "The Lowe Road" for the Arizona Republic, as well as contributing stories to Arizona Highways, Arizona Highroads, and other state publications. He is also the author of GPP's You Know You're in Arizona. Sam Lowe lives in Phoenix.

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