/ Modified dec 12, 2018 6:33 p.m.

Signs of Life and Death Along Southwestern Highways

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Commemorating the Powell Expedition 150 years later; The Kindred launch "One Book, One Community", and Rollies Mexican Patio's homegrown cuisine.

jesse sensibar hero 1 Jesse Sensibar road photo from Newberry Springs, California.
Jesse Sensibar

Arizona Spotlight

Signs of Life and Death Along Southwestern Highways

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Featured on the December 13th, 2018 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the John Wesley Powell expedition on the Colorado River, which is crediting with opening up the American West. Powell himself anticipated the problems that settlers would have with water scarcity. From Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports on efforts to give the artifacts from the Powell expedition a permanent home in a museum.

Colorado River A view of the northern end of Lake Powell, near Hite, Utah.
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jesse sensibar hero 3 "I-40 In The median Mile 331 near Chambers, Arizona. Rest In Peace John." - Jesse Sensibar
Jesse Sensibar
kindred hero 2 Pima County Public Library's Kindred group, L to R: Amy Rusk, Angela Harper, Debbi Wainwright, Tenecia Phillips, Jessica Pryde, Leslie White, and Dana Moore.
courtesy Pima County Public Library

library kindred hero 1 The cover of Octavia Butler's "The Parable of the Sower", Kindred's 2019 selection for their "One Book, One Community" literary initiative.
courtesy Pima County Public Library

  • And, learn how classic Sonoran-style recipes earned Rollies Mexican Patio a place on Tucson's food treasure map less than a year after the restaurant's grand opening.

Rollies Mexican Patio from "Arizona Illustrated"

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