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John F. Kennedy Jr., Arizona Highways Fan

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 4.05.45 PMA while back, we received a scanned copy of this September 1995 letter to Lee and Sharon Young of Western Junk in Holbrook. Apparently, the son of the 35th president was a fan of Arizona Highways. Click the letter to enlarge it, or here’s a full transcript:


Dear Lee & Sharon:

Just a quick note to say hello and to thank you again as I sit here reading my Arizona Highways October issue. The only problem I have with the magazine is every time I read it I wonder what the heck I’m doing on the East Coast! Hope to be out there again soon. Hope you are both well.

John Kennedy

We always love to hear about noteworthy people reading our magazine, so if you know of other correspondence like this, please let us know!


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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, September 1949


Photograph by Fred Bond. From the issue: “Of this beautiful autumn study, Mr. Bond says: ‘This shot shows one of the forest roads along the northwest side of San Francisco Peaks, at Flagstaff. It was an interesting experiment in using both direct and transmitted light.”


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Wild Arizona: Celebrating Arizona’s Wilderness Areas All September

Peter James Nature Photography | Superstition Wilderness

Peter James Nature Photography | Superstition Wilderness

If you’ve picked up our September issue (on newsstands now), you know that the cover story celebrates Arizona’s wilderness areas — the 90 places in our state given the ultimate protection under federal law. That’s in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law September 3, 1964.

Now that it’s September 1, we’re excited to announce a 30-day blog series titled Wild Arizona. Each afternoon in September, we’ll be spotlighting three of those 90 places on the Arizona Highways blog.

With each post, you’ll get information on what can be found in each wilderness, where it is, how big it is, when it was established, and which government agency manages it. We’ve included contact info for those agencies so you can learn about any closures or restrictions before visiting.

Look for the first entry in Wild Arizona later today. We hope you enjoy this series!


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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, August 1982


From the issue: “The clean desert winds and vast size of Lake Mohave on the Colorado River make for ideal sailing conditions.” Those are the Black Mountains in the background, we think. Photo by Alan Benoit.

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Friday Fotos: Fine Furry Friends

Kathleen Reeder | Tucson

Kathleen Reeder | Tucson

From bobcats to bighorn sheep, Arizona is home to a profusion of diverse mammals. Thanks, as always, for your amazing submissions for this week’s “mammals”-themed Friday Fotos. We hope you’ll share this gallery with your friends on social media.

Have a great weekend!

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website.

By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.


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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, August 1944


From the issue: “The striking study of the old Indian chief on our cover page was taken in the land of the Pueblos, the Moqui Country, many years ago.” The issue was almost entirely comprised of portraits of Arizona’s Native Americans. It doesn’t mention who took this photo, though.


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