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DIRECTORIES:

U.S. colleges and trade schools
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ARIZONA:
agribusinesses
bookstores
book publishers
casinos
gun dealers
nurseries (plants)
outfitters
rv parks
western wear
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NEW MEXICO:
agribusinesses
bookstores
book publishers
casinos
gun dealers
nurseries (plants)
outfitters
western wear

Odd combination of directories you think? See 'faces'


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A.O. Kime Articles:

AGRICULTURE
Betrayal
Biocontrols
Bio-oddity #1
Bio-oddity #2
CECA
DDT ban
Family farms
Farm facts
Farm socialism
Kansas Settlement
Kime ordeal
Mission creep
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ANTIQUITY
American cavemen
Ancient history
Ancient pyramids
Caveman facts
Caveman story
Cavemen-cultural
Charles Darwin
Cumbemayo
Evolution
Herodotus
Kennewick Man
Montezuma Castle
Neanderthals
Pre-Clovis cultures
Shoofly Village ruins
Stone Age history
Stone Age timelines
Stone Age tools
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METAPHYSICAL
Afterlife
Bodhisattva
Death
Divine Creation
Divine intelligence
Dreams
Dynamics of now
Empowering God
Enlightenment
Ethics
Evil (nature of)
Gift of life
Guardian angels
Hope
Imagination
Immortality
Injured forces
Inkwell philosophy
Instincts
Land (the)
Light (nature of)
Matrix (real)
Melissos
Metaphysical poetry
Metaphysics
Mnemosyne
Muse
Plotinus
Polytheism
Semantics
Sixth sense
Spiritual soul
Spirit world
Subconscious mind
Suicide
Superhumanness
Time (nature of)
Two Septembers
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SOCIOPOLITICAL
19th century
Arrogance
Civil wars
Civilization
Coolness
Curse of science
Economic injustices
Establishment
Foreign policies
Freedom
Globalization
Grand Jury
Infringements
Int'l Criminal Court
Majority rule
Megalomania
Minority rights
Outsourcing
Politesse
Power lust
Proposition 203
Rule of law
Sovereign immunity
Tariffs
Tobacco taxation
Tyrants
War contradictions
War criminals
World wars
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outline of the state of Arizona

The faces of Arizona

The unique aspects of certain directories and the diluting effect of chain stores

While books and pictures can better characterize a state such as Arizona, directories help portray its business community by demonstrating the uniqueness of its neighborhood. After all, local directories consist largely of unique business names seen nowhere else and these businesses often have unique street addresses of local historical significance. Only their listed phone numbers conform to a national system.

Also, within directories, a state’s uniqueness is often reflected by its most interesting businesses… those which might characterize it best. For example, a directory of gun dealers within Arizona would seem more interesting (and reflective) than a directory of plumbers. Likewise, RV parks would seem more interesting than (say) auto dealerships… car lots having a mundane aspect to their predictable existence. Yet, car enthusiasts wouldn't see any mundane aspect... nor those in need of a plumber. Nonetheless, due to a particular (curious) aspect of the subconscious mind, gun dealers and RV parks are more interesting because they are a reflection of freedoms. It's a distinction which sets them apart.

However, other businesses are also interestingly reflective but in different ways for different reasons. They don't need be unique business-types necessarily either.

Of course, such a limited information bank wouldn't serve everyone's interests when just trying to characterize a state. At any rate, directories are seldom looked upon as having characterizing properties. The next level of appreciation?

While selective directories can delineate the unique aspects of a city or state, sabotaging this uniqueness are the effects of chain stores and nationally franchised fast-food joints which have rendered many American cities practically indistinguishable. For example, prior to the 1960s the Arizona towns of Casa Grande, Willcox and Yuma had distinct personalities due largely to their locally-owned businesses. It was once an adventure to experience their great differences... but since diluted to much smaller differences.

Yet, one can still find joy in experiencing these diluted differences. After all, sunsets occur every evening and everywhere but are still often spectacularly unique. Likewise, apple pies are always a treat... however commonplace.

Perhaps the forgoing explains why this website only has certain directories. Mainly though, only the interesting and reflective businesses seemed like they'd be fun to put together, the rest not.

What seemed interesting:
directory of Arizona bookstores
directory of Arizona agribusinesses (14 categories)
directory of Arizona casinos
directory of Arizona gun dealers
directory of Arizona outfitters (hunting, fishing and backwoods guides)
directory of Arizona nurseries (garden plants & trees)
directory of Arizona book publishers
directory of Arizona western wear stores
directory of Arizona RV parks
directory of U.S. colleges & trade schools

Notice: We also recently put together the same directories for New Mexico (except for an RV park directory) - see the left panel for links.

Of historical interest: Arizona, being the 48th state to enter the Union in 1912, and while this makes Arizona seemingly a very young state, but, as a state, it is instead perhaps more than 800 years old … being the abandoned territory (in part) of the Aztec empire formerly known as Aztlán (as per the Aztec legend)... see A.O. Kime's article The Aztecs and Montezuma Castle

Last modified: 11/04/13