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By Lawrence Clark Powell

With the polished kind that characterizes all his works, Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell portrays Arizona in a fashion that would enthrall readers in any kingdom, concluding with acceptance that, just like the historical Indians and Spaniards, "We too carry the land in short tenancy." 

"O yes," stated Senator Wade of Ohio, "I have heard of that country--it is rather like hell." 

 Such was once the response to Arizona Territory of the nineteenth-century politicians who hostile making it a country and compelled it to attend for statehood nearly part a century. Now an contrary idea--Arizona as paradise--attracts travelers and the retired through the hundreds of thousands. Cliches a few land of cowboys and Indians have yielded to visions of pools, golfing classes, and barren region sunsets. writer Lawrence Clark Powell probes deeper to a nobler Arizona of dramatic heritage and human achievement.

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