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In Tombstone Arizona the most notorious gunfight in history is about to unfold. Days that Shook the World s3e2: St Valentine’s Day Massacre/Gunfight at the OK Coral, BBC 2005
A gunslinger is a new phenomenon in the West. ibid.
Who fired first? ibid.
His job in Phoenix is to enforce the will of one of the world’s most dangerous and brutal drugs cartels. Drugs Inc s4e9: Cartel City: Arizona, National Geographic 2013
Phoenix Arizona: one of the wholesale drug capitals of America and now under the control of one of Mexico’s most powerful and ruthless drug organisations – the Sinalao Cartel. ibid.
Phoenix, Arizona ... is under constant threat of cartel violence. Drugs Inc Compilation: Breakdown, 2014
One in four felons serving drug sentences in Arizona prisons are not US citizens. ibid.
It is illegal for men and women over the age of eighteen to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
Donkeys are not permitted to sleep in bathtubs. ibid.
6In Mohave County a decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it’s all used up. ibid.
Dear Scott ... While hiking in the Mustang Mountains my friends and I came across a cave – there's native American rock art ... There’s a stone with a mysterious inscription outside the cave – I think it’s a message written in runes. America Unearthed s1e2: Medieval Desert Mystery, letter, A&E 2012
These smugglers, many of them present in trafficking through my State of Arizona, create false Social Security cards, false green cards, visas and a variety of other fraudulent documents as an essential part of their smuggling activities. John Shadegg
This is the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. There are no towns or villages here. Hundreds of miles of 70 degree heat and rattlesnakes. But this is a pathway to the American Dream. And it’s a dangerous one. In the last five years more than 1,000 people have died trying to walk across this patch of desert. Stacey Dooley in the USA: Border Wars, BBC 2017
They prepare for their journey in a small town close to the border – it’s called Altar. ibid.
Charging up to $7,000 dollars for the trip. ibid.
The US border agency was out on patrol. ibid.
Maria is now one of six million Mexicans living illegally in America. They mostly work in low-paid farming, cleaning or construction jobs. Maria’s found herself a job picking fruit. ibid.
In the summer of 1917, World War I was raging and the Queen of the Copper camps, Bisbee, Arizona, was crucial to the war effort. Copper was essential for munitions, and the mining companies were making record profits.
The miners, many of them immigrants, grew tired of the unsafe working conditions, imbalance of power and the discrimination they faced in the camp.
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) seized upon this opportunity and came to Bisbee, to radicalize the workers and help cripple the war effort.
The IWW called a strike and the townspeople were forced to choose between the strikers and the mining companies.
Then on July 12 1917 a posse of two thousand men, led by Sheriff Harry Wheeler, rounded up the strikers at gunpoint, threw them onto cattle cars and shipped them to the barren desert of New Mexico, leaving them to die.
This event came to be known as the Bisbee Deportation. Bisbee ’17, captions, 2018
Thank you for riding the deportation express. ibid. coach tour
The Bisbee deportations seemed to disappear from the town’s history. The story was rarely told or mentioned. ibid.
Arizona’s Superstition mountains have been a magnet for generations of adventurers and treasure hunters. Many who come to the mountains seeking riches never return. In 1860 a miner called the Dutchman staggered out of the mountains more dead than alive. Something kept him going when other would have given up. He had been tortured by Indians and seen his partner murdered. For days he had travelled alone under the blazing sun. What was the secret that gave him the strength to survive? It was treasure. Great nuggets of gold. The Dutchman said he’d found a mine full of it. In Search of … s2e1: The Lost Dutchman Mine, History 1977
The dramatic gardens and landscape of the West. I’m beginning my final trip here in the desert in Arizona … The desert is full of fascinating plants, and had been the inspiration for some wonderful gardens. Monty Don’s American Gardens III, BBC 2020
A private garden in Scottsdale … The Palo-Christie garden began 20 years ago. ibid.
Arizona’s new Mexican Mafia – known as New eMe. New eMe’s criminal empire extends beyond prison walls. Gangland s7e12: Valley of Death, History 2010
By 1995 the New eMe controlled the [prison] yards. New eMe is now one hundred strong. ibid.