Welcome to this digital version of Jack Weadock's Dust of the Desert: Plain Tales of the Desert and the Border. Dust of the Desert was originally published in 1936 by D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc. This digital version was created using optical character recognition scanning from a copy of the 1963 edition published by Arizona Silhouettes. Jack Van Ryder's original illustrations, reproduced in the 1963 version, were scanned and edited for inclusion in this Web version.
Researcher Kieran McCarty's wrote of this region's heritage as being "firmly fixed in this period, though five different flags have waved over the land since colonial times." His research reports of the day-to-day life of the Spaniards after the founding of Tucson in 1775, the complexities of building a frontier mission church, and the role of Tucson's presidial soldiers during the war for Mexican independence.
Thomas Keith Marshall
During his life, Tom Marshall was a farm laborer, gold miner, university student, newspaper editor, politician, crusader, avid photographer and husband of one of the most powerful women in Tucson history. Over the three-decade period that he lived in Tucson, Tom Marshall took several hundred photographs that documented his community.
Joseph Carlton Wilder
University of Arizona Press
The Southwest Center
Hiakim: The Yaqui Homeland