Collection: The best of Big Jim Griffith's blog, “Our Storied Desert Land”

If there is a Tucson tale to be written or a Southwest fable to tell, chances are Jim Griffith has covered it in his Arizona Daily Star blog, “Our Storied Desert Land.” And today it hits a big milestone — 100.

In one year, 100 blog entries and more than 125,000 web-page clicks, Big Jim Griffith’s blog has entertained readers with Southwest folklore, Sonoran food and the wonder of diversity in our region. 

Jim Griffith is the former director of the Southwest Folklore Center at the University of Arizona, and co-founder of Tucson Meet Yourself. He’s also the author of seven books on the folklore and folklife of our region, most recently “A Border Runs Through It.”

Here is a look at 10 of the best Big Jim stories so far, according to our readers.

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About this blog

Jim Griffith is the former director of the Southwest Folklore Center at the University of Arizona, and co-founder of Tucson Meet Yourself. He’s also the author of seven books on the folklore and folklife of our region, most recently “A Border Runs Through It.” His books can be purchased at tucson.com/wildcatgear.

If you have questions or suggestions for Jim Griffith or this blog, e-mail bigjimgriffith@gmail.com

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