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.”
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!”
The Weekly Bulletin.
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