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Arizona Highways MagazineArizona Highways Magazine

Arizona Highways Magazine June 2019

For more than 90 years, Arizona Highways has delighted readers with award winning journalism and photography, reflecting Arizona’s stature as one of the top vacation destinations around the globe. Every issue showcases the most amazing photography and valuable information you need to enjoy the unique and diverse travel destinations in and around the state.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arizona Department of Transportation
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IN THIS ISSUE

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editor’s letter

Ted DeGrazia started out with Zilch. Not in the lowercase sense of nothing — a starving artist who will work for food — but Zilch, with a capital “Z.” That was the unusual nickname of Mrs. Carlson, who was Ted DeGrazia’s Brian Epstein. “Talent alone is not enough,” Joe Stacey wrote in March 1983. “Ted DeGrazia might have been Arizona’s most illustrious bar mural painter if he’d not been discovered by Mary Helen ‘Zilch’ Carlson.” Her husband, Raymond, was equally impressed. Mr. Carlson was our founding father. Our editor emeritus. Joe Stacey was his successor, who added, “Make no mistake about this truth: Arizona Highways discovered Ted DeGrazia and put him onstage.” The initial spotlight was in February 1941 — we’ve resurrected that story inside. A few years later, in March 1949,…

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arizona highways magazine

800-543-5432 www.arizonahighways.com GIFT SHOP: 602-712-2200 PUBLISHER Kelly Mero EDITOR Robert Stieve SENIOR EDITOR/BOOKS EDITOR Kelly Vaughn MANAGING EDITOR Noah Austin ASSOCIATE EDITOR/VIDEO EDITOR Ameema Ahmed PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Jeff Kida CREATIVE DIRECTOR Barbara Glynn Denney ART DIRECTOR Keith Whitney MAP DESIGNER Kevin Kibsey PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Michael Bianchi DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING Karen Farugia WEBMASTER Victoria Snow CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Nicole Bowman DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Matthew Bailey OPERATIONS/IT MANAGER Cindy Bormanis GOVERNOR Douglas A. Ducey DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION John S. Halikowski…

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contributors

CHELS KNORR For this month’s story on Ted DeGrazia’s Gallery in the Sun (see The Gallery, page 46), we turned to Chels Knorr, who has a background in art but wasn’t familiar with DeGrazia before this assignment. “I took art all through school,” she says, “and I have a deep appreciation for its creators. Nowadays, I don’t produce much of it myself, but I love to wander art museums for hours, and my husband and I have a small, modest collection in our home.” Knorr knew DeGrazia was an artist but hadn’t heard of the gallery, and she was surprised to find about 15,000 of his pieces are housed there. “To be so prolific, disciplined and committed to routine is incredible,” she says. “He painted a few self-portraits, and they each…

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letters

editor@arizonahighways.com Hi, my name is Cicily, and I am 8 years old. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I like going on trips to the places Arizona Highways has in the magazine. My mom, dad, sister and Grampy Tim like to have adventures together. We get good ideas for these adventures from Arizona Highways. It is always fun. I like it, too. Cicily Lenartz, Phoenix As recent Arizonans (December 2017), my husband and I are delighted each month upon the arrival of Arizona Highways. It’s our “go to” source for everything we want to know about our new state — hiking, biking, road trips, history, dining and festivals. The challenge is: What to do next? With the April issue [Grazing Arizona], it was no contest: Cottonwood for Philly cheesesteak. My husband was raised just…

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the journal

Alone on a Hill Summer storm clouds gather over a lone tree on Kloster-meyer Hill, an ancient cinder cone volcano, at Government Prairie, a large clearing northwest of the Flagstaff area. Government Prairie Road (Forest Road 107), which heads north from Historic Route 66 near Parks, offers good views of the volcano and the prairie. For more information, call the Kaibab National Forest’s Williams Ranger District at 928-635-5600 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab. HASSELBLAD H3DII-39, 1/160 SEC, F/19, ISO 50, 50 MM LENS…

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gilded flickers

The gilded flicker (Colaptes chrysoides) is a large woodpecker found in the American Southwest. It lives primarily in the desert, nesting in holes of giant saguaro cactuses. The male flicker is very defensive of its nesting territory, protecting it with calling, drumming and other aggressive displays. Bright yellow underwings set this bird apart, as does the red “mustache” stripe on the male. These ground-foraging birds enjoy a diet of mostly ants and other insects, but also will eat fruits, seeds and nuts. Our photographer captured this gilded flicker in midair, next to a saguaro. ADDITIONAL READING: To learn more about Arizona’s wildlife, pick up a copy of the Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide, which features 125 of the state’s native birds, mammals, reptiles and other animal species. To order online, visit www.shoparizonahighways.com.…

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