Carolyn Niethammer's Books


Two women form a friendship on the Western frontier
Complete guide for the southwestern desert forager
Delicious recipes for prickly pear pads and fruits.
Women's Studies
Engaging story for middle readers on the life of Navajo activist Annie Dodge Wauneka
The life of Annie Dodge Wauneka, feisty Navajo leader and activist
A look at the lives of North American Indian women in traditional societies.
Old West meets New West in this guide to a legendary land
Learn how Indians used 50 edible wild plants
Your guide to Southeastern Arizona.


Here's what reviewers have said about West of Paradise:

"The travel guide (Niethammer) has constructed about the area of Arizona located south of Interstate 10 and east of Interstate 19 is remarkably thorough... The descriptions are concise and engaging, the directions clear and uncluttered. This is pefect for the traveler who wants to experience more than a walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp and also for Arizonans who may have neglected the riches in their own back yard. -- Southwest BookViews

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West of Paradise: Exploring Southeastern Arizona

It's all here: the OK Corral, Geronimo country, ultra-modern telescopes, newly discovered Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee's art scene, Elgin's wineries, old Spanish missions and nature preserves full of exotic birds. You'll learn how to tour historic ranches, where to find the most fabulous views and how to end your day with a soak in a natural hot spring.

Whether you are an Arizona resident who's decided get out and see more of our beautiful home or an out-of-state visitor, let West of Paradise be your guide to an afternoon or a whole month of exploration. Then take it home after your trip so that the colorful photographs bring back memories of your experience.

Table of Contents

1. Old West, New West
Birth of a Landscape
From Mammoths to Railroads
A Niche in a Dry Land
Sky Islands
Natural Beauty at Risk
Wave When You Pass
Rich in Potential Discoveries

2.Missions & Grasslands
Santa Cruz Valley
Madera Canyon
Empire Ranch
Sonoita Valley
Sonoita & Patagonia
Eden in the Desert
San Rafael Valley

3.Boomtowns & a River
In the Footsteps of Coronado
Fort Huachuca & Sierra Vista
A River Recovered
Ghost Towns

4.Apaches & Hoodoos
Fort Bowie
Historic Ranch Houses You Can Visit
The Western Side of the Chiricahuas
The Eastern Side of the Chiricahuas
Hot Springs

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