To us, Arizona has always been the symbol of the American West, and we’ve always felt drawn to explore all that the state has to offer. We purchased our first home and started the origins of our own family here, and in this way, we connect deeply to the history of this unique place.
Some of the oldest prehistoric cultures in the world migrated to what is now the American Southwest and through their hard work developing irrigation canals, cultivating maize, and building advanced trade networks, they would forever change the North American landscape.
With the European arrival in the 16th century, this rich, cultural mixing bowl, led to unique innovation but also resulted in brutal violence, mirroring the extremes of life and death that can still be found in the local environment.
Throughout the past 10,000 years, Arizona and the Greater Southwest has served as a beacon for explorers, adventure seekers, and those wishing to pursue a life that is non-conventional – but it’s not for the faint of heart. If you truly wish to experience all that Arizona has to offer, you must be willing to experience the extremes that people have been managing for centuries.
We believe it is important to share the unique stories and historical items that illuminate the origins of the American Southwest as we feel it will help us to integrate the valuable lessons learned into the modern world.
We hope you will join our family on this modern day adventure!