Synopses & Reviews
A Dozen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Grand Canyon State • Pima Indian Ira Hayes made for a most reluctant war hero after helping raise the flag at Iwo Jima. Did post-traumatic stress disorder figure in his early death? • Legend has it that the ghosts of Abby, an abandoned wife, and Noble, her cat, have haunted Prescotts Hotel Vendome for more than eighty years. But did they ever exist to begin with? • Was Pearl Hart—Americas last stagecoach robber, and the only woman to achieve fame in this pursuit—“a strident voice for womens emancipation,” a daughter out to help her dying mother, or a cruel-hearted desperado? • What really happened to adventurers Glen and Bessie Hyde, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the Grand Canyon in 1928? From the mystery of Apache Leap to the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine, Mysteries and Legends of Arizona makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the states most fascinating and compelling stories.
Mysteries and Legends of Arizona explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Arizonas history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Arizona history.
About 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.