About the author
Betty Barr is an award-winning journalist who specializes
in uncovering hidden treasures - the people, places and things unique
to southeastern Arizona. Her work has appeared in numerous publications
including Arizona Highways, Western Horseman, Range Magazine, Arizona
Quarter Horse News, and Discover Southern Arizona Magazine. She is also
a regular contributor to the Nogales International/Bulletin newspapers.
Her chronicles of the history of the legendary Empire Ranch south of
Tucson were adapted as a promotional piece by the Bureau of Land Management
and the Empire Ranch Foundation and used as a historical handout at
the annual Empire Ranch Roundup and Western Art Show in September 2004.
Barr, a University of Arizona graduate, moved to horse
property in Sonoita with her husband John in 1997. There she has realized
her lifelong dream to travel the back roads of Santa Cruz County and
interview old-timers and descendants of the early settlers.
“Thanks to Betty’s keen curiosity and hard
labor some of the histories of the early Santa Cruz settlers have
been captured so we can all enjoy them...because of that effort, while
the wooden corrals dissolve to dust and the adobe returns to the earth,
these stories will live on,” says author, Sinclair Browning
in her Introduction to “Hidden Treasures.”
Browning is the author of Enju, about the Aravaipa
Apaches, and Lyons on Horses, as well as the Trade Ellis
southwestern mystery series. She is a member of Western Writers of
America and the Authors Guild.
The book is available at many fine bookstores
in Southern Arizona and directly from the author.
For more information, or to order copies
of the book, please contact the author at www.brockingjbooks.com