Untold Arizona

By  KJZZ News
Published: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 1:58pm
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:28pm

To commemorate Arizona’s birthday, we dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. Listen Feb. 5-14, 2018.

To commemorate Arizona’s birthday, we dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before.

Listen to the podcast here, and explore web content and digital extras from each episode below.

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Untold Arizona: Season 1

Due South | Feb. 14, 2018

Historians have been uncertain whether the body of the famed Basque explorer for the Spanish Crown was actually who everyone assumed it to be. A single clerical error led to a centuries old mystery in northern Mexico. →

Offbeat Places | Feb. 14, 2018

If you drive north from Benson long enough you’ll reach the tiny community of Cascabel. In recent years, hundreds of new residents have flocked there, to a haven for parrots in need of a home. →

Second Chances | Feb. 13, 2018

Scout Troop 4 is made up of inmates at the Adobe Mountain School, a secured facility for juvenile offenders, just north of Phoenix. →

Second Chances | Feb. 13, 2018

Arizona’s earliest residents grew teparies for thousands of years, but in recent history, the beans were at risk of shriveling into obscurity. →

Ground Work | Feb. 12, 2018

We all know Hoover Dam, and you might know about the Imperial or other dams that manage the Colorado River. But the very first completed dam on the Colorado was the Laguna Dam. →

Ground Work | Feb. 12, 2018

Skull Valley was originally settled as those going West came to find metals in the ground. Those mines helped build the towns, and all of them are long gone — except for one. →

Ground Work | Feb. 9, 2018

To Arizonans turquoise is the stone of belt buckles, artists, galleries - and a rich Native American cultural heritage. Trace turquoise’s story from its archaeological past to it uncertain future. →

Historical Clashes | Feb. 9, 2018

In Tucson’s Barrio Viejo evidence of the city’s Mexican heritage is everywhere. Visitors come to eat tacos, to admire adobe architecture, and if they know where to go, they can make a wish too at El Tiradito. →

Historical Clashes | Feb. 8, 2018

The Pleasant Valley War exploded out of a feud between two families. Historians have tried to document exactly what happened, but ran into misinformation campaigns designed to protect those involved. →

Offbeat Places | Feb. 7, 2018

About a mile from the Superstition Mountain sits a white, wooden chapel with a unique connection to the King of rock 'n' roll. →

Offbeat Places | Feb. 6, 2018

If you have ever driven to San Diego, chances are you've seen billboards for the “world-famous date shakes” in the tiny town of Dateland. But Dateland is home to more than just date shakes. →

Due South | Feb. 5, 2018

Almost two centuries ago, the United States fought a gruesome war against Mexico and annexed a vast territory that includes Arizona. What does Arizona mean to Mexico nowadays? →

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