Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Arizona Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Spend your morning with Rosie on the House!
Discovering November Staycation Destination: #KingmanAZ
Learn some History of Wickenburg with Vivia Strang, retired national register of Arizona State Parks
Tune-In & Win State Park Passes at 7:20AM! | Play True or False Trivia - get ready to text the answer to the contest text line 411923
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Outdoor Living Hour
Jessica Bland Director of the Hassayampa River Preserve will join us to talk about the 770 acre riparian nature reserve owned by The Nature Conservancy.
Homeowner Topic: Don't Slop Italian Dressing on a Ranch House
So you live in Arizona and want to turn your home into a ranch-style house. Seems easy. Tack on some western décor and voila you have a ranch house! Sorry folks, that's not how it works. Ranch-style is not themed décor; it's an architectural style. Unless you change the floorplan and roofline of your current house, you cannot have an authentic ranch-style home...
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
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Special Guest Patricia Olsen
Weekly To-Do Topic: #AvoidingCookingDisasters | Special Guest Tom Louis (ret.) Green Valley Fire Battalion Chief will help us avoid cooking disasters this holiday season!
Cindy Thrasher, President of the Wickenburg Historical Preservation Society and designated Wickenburg historian.
Cindy discusses the 'character' known as Henry Wickenburg. His journey from trouble in his native Prussia to establishing a mine in the area of Wickenburg.
Discussion of the restoration of Vulture City Mine and the big production in dollars that came from the mine.
Historian Vivia Stang shares more history and stories about Henry Wickenburg. She believes inspiration from the past is great learning for today.
Henry lived a life of adversity but pushed forward in opportunities making a living. Including his eventual trip to Arizona at the time of The Civil War.
More with Vivia Stang and the life of Henry Wickenburg. His associations with parties persuing mining for gold. His solo journey from Ehrenberg to what became Wickenberg and discovery of The Vulture Mine. The tough process of extracting gold from ore.
Stories of the homes Henry Wickenberg lived in. Investing in Jack Swilling's canal project.
Story of Cindy's husband who has pioneering ties to a hotel that was in Morristown, AZ.
Gathering documents and book about Henry Wickenburg and the town.
Interview with Jessica Bland, Director of The Hassayampa River Preserve. River flows underground except for the five miles of surface water that makes up the preserve.
History of the preserve dating back to Native Americans living in the area to a homestead establishment by Frederick Brill in the 1860s and dude ranches.
A haven for hundreds of species of birds and birdwatchers alike.
The preserve offers 'Night Walks' and other family events. And the updates of the preserve when Maricopa County Parks took it over. Discussion of more features at the preserve.
More on the events at Wickenburg Days. Observations of the visit to the Hassayampa River Preserve. Thanking the folks who helped with the live broadcast.
CALLER: Curious to know if people still move to Wickenburg to cure their asthma. She shares a story about it.
A text from a listener comments about a flame throwing chain saw invention :)
Architect/Preservationist expert Don Ryden talks about true ranch houses.
The origins of the ranch house, Designed with materials made by hand, built for the enviroment for shade, collecting rain, keeping warm or cool during the year.
Details how the ranch house become 'ranch style'. How the different styles were influenced and developed.
What what it that made the garage door the single more architectural feature in the front of the house.
Ranch houses had carriage/garages in the back of the house. Where most of the living happened.
There are 17 different styles of ranch houses in Arizona. Don and Rosie point out examples of Arizona houses that are & are not ranch style.
Discussion of some enhancements to bring a home to a ranch style look. The loss of the integrity of the streetscape.
Ranch house is Woody. The comtemporary house is Buzz Lightyear.
Don explains the features that makes a home RANCH style.
CALLER: Owns a flat roof red adobe real ranch house with wood paneling and floors. Afraid to put granite countertops in the kitchen because it would look 'stupid'.
EMAIL: Question about pool water elevation. Its losing a few inches of water per day with a wet spot nearby. Likely a pool leak.
EMAIL: Recently had a termite treatment done and was offered a year extended warranty by the company. Worth it?
Historic Preservation and Sustainability Expert Dr. Patricia Olson. How she helped put the Henry Wickenburg home on the National Registry Of Historic Places and the rehabilitation and preservation of the house. She explains the history and construction of the home.
More with Dr. Patricia Olson explaining the building materials used to make the homes during the time of Henry Wickenburg. Including the history of the Henry Wickenburg Home on the National Registry Of Historic Places.
Retired Green Valley Fire Chief Tom Louis talks about preventing cooking fires. Unattended cooking fires happen most during Thanksgiving. Supervision in the kitchen, awareness and having a proper home fire extinguisher.
Suprise visit from dignitaries: Arizona Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli and Senator Sine Kerr.