More Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz County

by Betty Barr

7.5 x 9.25, 236 pg, soft cover

ISBN 978-0-9790261-3-3

Price $25.00

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. More Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz County continues where her first book, Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz County left off. It includes numerous historic photographs and fascinating stories of homesteaders and early settlers of the area.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Arizona Highways, Arabian Horse, Range Magazine, Arizona Quarter Horse News, and Discover Southern Arizona Magazine. She is also a regular contributor to the Nogales International/Weekly Bulletin newspapers and collaborated with Dr. William J. Kelly in a revised edition of Arizona in the ‘50s, a firsthand account of frontier life in 1857 by Capt. James Tevis.

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.


Praise for Arizona in the ‘50s and Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz County

“ After reading Arizona in the ‘50s by Capt. James Tevis, I wanted to take a month off, put my hiking gear in the Explorer and find as many places mentioned in the book as I could. Apache Pass, Fort Bowie, the Butterfield stage stop and much more are all within a few hundred miles of here.”
Bob Kimball
Nogales International

“ As a writer who knows the effort, difficulties, and frustrations of doing research for a book, I am overwhelmed with the work and hours that certainly went into Betty Barr’s Hidden Treasures of Santa Cruz County. The book is so delightfully written that Wilma and I take turns going through chapter after chapter like they were chocolate cookies. This book is a valuable anthology of the area that probably will never be equaled. And what a pleasure to read!”
George Gardiner
The Weekly Bulletin.


The book is available at many fine bookstores in Southern Arizona and directly from the author.

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