Friday Fotos: The Wild West in Arizona

Bev Pettit | Williams

“The west was won by its pioneers, settlers, adventurers is long gone now. Yet it is theirs forever, for they left tracks in history that will never be eroded by wind or rain – never plowed under by tractors, never buried in compost of events. Out of the hard simplicity of their lives, out of their vitality, of their hopes and sorrows grew legends of courage and pride to inspire their children and their children’s children. From soil enriched by their blood, out of their fever to explore and be, came lakes where once there were burning deserts – came the goods of the earth; mine and wheat fields, orchards and great lumber mills. All the sinews of a growing country. Out of their rude settlements, their trading posts came cities to rank among the great ones of the world. All the heritage of a people free to dream, free to act, free to mold their own destiny.” — How the West Was Won, 1962

Our theme this week? The wild west. Thanks to everyone who shared their photos on our Facebook page. If you like, please spread the word on Twitter, Facebook and any other social media vehicle you can think of.


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3 responses to “Friday Fotos: The Wild West in Arizona

  1. Thanks for using both my photographs! I really appreciate it!

  2. Thank you very much for choosing my photo from Sharlot Hall. It’s an honor!

  3. wow I had forgotten about arizona highways, my grandmother used to live there and always would give us a gift subscription and renew it for us every year for like 20 years. the pictures were breathtaking. once she died they stopped. I have visited there several times, as a teenager, but now I don’t visit much of anywhere that is furthur then a days drive.

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