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    Includes lectures and field trips throughout southeastern Arizona. org. Early August. org. Early to mid-October. Festival of Lights, Sedona. Thousands of luminarias are lit at dusk at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Call 928/282-4838, or go to www. com. Mid-December. Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market, Phoenix. This is the largest market of its kind in the state, with more than 200 Native American artisans. com. Second full weekend in December. ARIZONA’S NATURAL WORLD Although the very mention of Arizona may cause some people to turn the airconditioning on full blast, this state is much more than a searing landscape of cacti and mesquite trees.

    Cactus flowers bloom in spring, and 37 Arizona in Depth Arizona’s Natural World 2 38 Arizona’s violent monsoons can sometimes result in colorful sunsets. mountain wildflowers have their turn in summer. In autumn, the aspens color the White Mountains golden, and in winter, snows blanket the higher elevations from the Grand Canyon’s North Rim to the Mexican border. But it’s the Sonoran Desert, with its massive saguaro cacti, that most people associate with Arizona, and it is here in the desert that the state’s two largest cities—Phoenix and Tucson—are found.

    By the 1450s, however, the Hohokam had abandoned their villages, and today many archaeologists believe that the irrigation of desert soil for hundreds of years may have left a thick crust of alkali in farm fields, which would have made further farming impossible. ” HISPANIC HERITAGE The first Europeans to visit the region may have been a motley crew of shipwrecked Spaniards, among whom was a black man named Estévan de Dorantes. This unfortunate group spent 8 years wandering across the Southwest, and when they arrived back in Spanish territory, they told a fantastic story of having seen seven cities so rich that the inhabitants even decorated their doorways with jewels.

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