Chief YellowHorse Lives On! by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger

I bought a copy of this little book of essays from Lisa after I heard her speak last week in Flagstaff. It is a really informative collection on her favorite places in Arizona, barely known stories of  Arizona history, and a few essays on her family’s history in the state. It probably wouldn’t be of interest to anyone who doesn’t live here or who didn’t grow up here or have some stake in the area, but it is beautifully written and anyone would enjoy the quality of her observations.

I enjoyed the essays on Wupatki, the Arizona Trail and Lee’s Ferry. I now feel compelled to try to visit and explore these attractions during the late summer or fall. All of the essays are fascinating, but I liked the writings on specific places or traditions the best. Lisa really knows Arizona and her history lessons are enlightening.

This was a great way to kick off my Arizona 100 project!

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