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The Hiker and Nature Enthusiast

Through our Parents' Eyes offers historical information about some of Tucson's most beautiful deserts.Sections include a history of Sabino Canyon, its climate and natural history, articles written by archaeologists, suggested readings, links to related resources, and images displaying Sabino Canyon's beauty. There are also two professional videos, one suitable for children and young adults produced by a local video production studio. more >

E-Company Marines Remembered

Easy Company (E-Company), 13th Infantry Battalion, was the first Marine Corps Reserve unit from Tucson, Arizona, activated for the Korean Conflict in July of 1950. E-Company Marines Remembered is a tribute to the men who could not return from the battlefields from their comrades who did. The surviving members of Easy Company have made it their responsibility to honor their memory by remembering the great sacrifices they made for their country. more >

War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942 - 1946

The most visited sites since it became available in 1995, War Relocation Authority Camps in Arizona, 1942 - 1946, presents the story of the two camps located in Southern Arizona through historical photographs. more >


Folk Art

Through Our Parents' Eyes has benefited by the participation of retired area folklore professor, Dr. James Griffith. Dr. Griffith is a nationally reknowned folklorist, researcher author, and musician. His contributions to Tucson and Southern Arizona's community are legion. We have extensive websites featuring Dr. Griffith's contributions. These include: Southern Arizona Folk Arts, La Cadena Que No Se Corta The Unbroken Chain, Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert, Military Aircraft Nose Art, Music of the Southwest, and Arizona Illustrated Segments Featuring Dr. James S. "Big Jim" Griffith.

Cowboy Country

Cowboy Singers performing at the Grand CanyonThrough Our Parents' Eyes includes a number of sites that present the role that the cowboy and the West play in our history and culture.

Cowboy Songs and Singers: Of Lifeways and Legends introduces a group of local musicians, most of whom worked as ranchers, riders, guides on dude ranches and in other contexts that we conventionally associate with cowboy life. more >

School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup is an oral history project. Watch videos of interviews with former Little Cowpunchers in which they reminisce about attending Arizona ranch schools in the 1930s and early 1940s. more >

An Occupation and a Region: Cowboy and Western Folk Art, a section in Southern Arizona Folk Arts, looks at the cowboy's use of rawhide, ranch brands, and Western boundary art. more >

Music of the Southwest includes sections on Western fiddle and U.S. Army bands. In addition, the Corrido section features traditional corridos of the Sonoran Desert region. more >

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