Like many a violist, Raphael Lizama first played the violin before he picked up a viola. “It wasn’t my idea,” he explained in a recent telephone conversation. “My teacher, who was first of all a violist, loved the instrument and looked for any reason to convert me.” He resisted, but she persisted. After a while he decided to give the viola a try,...
Aug. 27: ‘Father’ of U.S. Conservation Comes Alive in ASA Lecture
Travel back in time to the 19th century; see the great, unspoiled West through the eyes of George Bird Grinnell, considered by many the “Father of American...Read More
Sept. 4: Workin’ on the Railroads in Arizona
In the 1880s, railroading was often big news in the Arizona Star. One edition informed locals that down by Cienega Creek, “. . . a large number of...Read More