October 28, 2018

The Lost Ghost Town of Zonia

Main Street in Zonia as seen in the 1960s
Place name books that cover Arizona show no listing for the small little ghost town of Zonia. Google maps can locate the Zonia mine, but not the town itself. Even off-roading clubs that are well familiar with Arizona's backroads and ghost towns show no listing.

Yet this old mining town did indeed exist and flourished from 1899-1922.

October 21, 2018

Prescott Valley's UFO Wave

According to reports submitted by local residents to the National UFO Reporting Network (NUFORN,) Prescott Valley experienced a wave of UFOs in the late winter and spring of 2000.

What's more, they seemed to be looking for something.

October 14, 2018

The Great Tungsten Rush of 1915-16

At the height of the rush a mere 20 pounds of 65% tungsten ore would net its owner the equivalent of $1300 today. In Yavapai county this was serious enough lucre to wheedle cowboys into leaving their saddles and commence digging!