Welcome to Richard L. Powers Website

Author & Historian

Author of Images of America "Apache Trail" 

 

 Arizona Historian

 

Richard L. Powers, P.E., is a longtime resident of Arizona and avid history buff with a keen interest in Arizona and local history. While working for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) he became interested in Arizona's transportation history and has given presentations on this topic in addition to Arizona's Interstate Highways System history and the history of the Apache Trail a unique road, the subject of his popular book.

Rick's Bio

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APACHE TRAIL NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR IPAD OR IPHONE.

 

Description:

 

Pres. Theodore Roosevelt once referred to the Apache Trail as "one of the most spectacular best-worth-seeing sights of the world." The once narrow, ancient foot trail built as a supply road for the construction of Roosevelt Dam has now evolved into a state highway with majestic scenic vistas and historical grandeur. Even in the 1920s, the Southern Pacific Railroad touted this road as a "must-see side trip." Each year, thousands of people venture along the trail to take a step back in time and relish the breathtaking experience of this fabulous journey. The Fish Creek Hill section remains much as it was back in the early 1900s, a narrow one-vehicle passage on an extremely steep incline that drops 900 feet within a mile along the edge of a steep cliff. Although several miles of the road are now paved, dirt portions remain that allow tourists a sense of perilous adventure.

 

The iBookstore now has "Apache Trail" iBooks app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at iTunes Bookstore. If you do not have any of these applications, you can view the book listing in iTunes Preview by clicking on the link below, or by cutting and pasting the URL into your browser.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781439620656

History of Arizona's Transportation System

Introduction to Arizona's Road Building History (Arizona Centennial Edition)

My book has been self published, and I am excited about my readers' encouragement. In commemoration of Arizona' centennial I have self published a 12-page booklet "Introduction to Arizona's Road Building History," click here for access to the preview booklet.  It is set up to be printed doubled sided and folded.  Enjoy this free centennial edition until I complete the full book.  Thanks...

Order from Amazon - Use the Link Below (These will not be signed)

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK:

Rick

 

"I really enjoyed reading your book over the weekend. It must have taken a great deal of effort to put together. I can see your passion weaving through it.

 

Great job. Now I can't wait to take a leisurely trip up 88 now that I have some background and history."

 

Happy Customer..........

5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
Apache Trail (Images of America: Arizona) (Paperback)
 
EXCELLENT COVERAGE AND WRITING ABOUT THE AREA. THE PICTURES IN THE BOOK LET YOU RELIVE THE VISIT TO THIS HISTORIC AREA....

UPCOMING EVENTS

Old Toll Road/Murder & Mayhem (Presentation)

 

When

January 8, 2020 (6:30 pm)

 

Where

Pueblo Grande Museum - Community Room (Phoenix)

 

Hashbrowns, History & Hiking

 

When

January 10, 2020  (7:30 am)

 

Where:

Superior Arizona Chamber of Commerce

 

What:

US 60 Million Dollar Highway

 

TBD

 

When

Coming Soon

 

What

 

 

Who

Richard L. Powers, PE

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Gateway to the Copper Corridor - March 2015

Rim Country Article 1/14/2009
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