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Hosted by Marshall Trimble, author, storyteller, and Official State Historian of Arizona, who's been called the state's "most recognizable goodwill ambassador," this series of eclectic programs takes viewers on-location and behind the scenes to the most beloved and sometimes most unheard-of locations throughout Arizona. Producer Gary Mathewson's creative expertise helps…
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Part of the Series: Arizona Backroads Series
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Ghost Towns - America's Lost World: The Desert Southwest
The Desert Southwest is one of the most magical places on planet Earth. Filled with a haunting emptiness, the Desert Southwest spans a vast region of visual grandeur. There are breathtaking thousand-year-old cities built into cliffs and it is home to the west's most notorious territorial prison, Apache battle sites…
Arizona Meteor Crater—Visitors from Outer Space
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