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715 South Main Street ∙ P.O. Box 851 ∙ Florence, Arizona 85132

Telephone: 520.868.4382  ∙  Email: pchsmuseum@yahoo.com


Gift Shop

Visit our gift shop for all of your shopping needs. We have a large selection of books available in the online Gift Shop. New to the online Gift Shop are scorpion suckers, cactus packs, and rock packs! Our new and improved Museum Gift Shop has T-shirts for the whole family, hand crafted jewelry, mini-cactus, kids packs, goat milk soap, bookmarks and more. Stop by and browse!


T-Shirts Cactus Pack Scorpion Sucker - $5 each Rock Gift Pack - $6

Cactus Pack

A southwest cactus gift pack with Prickly Pear Taffy, Prickly Pear Lip Balm, saguaro cactus pen, cactus bookmark, and cactus sticker.


Price: $12.00



Scorpion Sucker

Real scorpion sucker - great for kids! Colors vary.


Price: $5.00 each


Rock Gift Pack

A sample of Arizona's gems and minerals that come with three different rocks. A great gift for rock lovers of all ages!


Price: $6.00


Call Him Mac: Earnest McFarland, The Arizona Years

By Gary L. Stuart


In "Call Him Mac," Gary L. Stuart renders a nuanced portrait of a young, ambitious, restless, and smiling man on the verge of becoming a political force headed for the highest levels of governance in Arizona and America. Mac's unparalleled political success was fermented during his early Arizona years, the bridge that brought him to his future as an approachable and  ikeable statesman of Arizona politics.

- University of Arizona Press


     Price: $24.95


Why Oh Why Are Deserts Dry?

By Tish Rabe, Illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Josh Mathieu


The Cat In The Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the world we live in.

- Random House Publisher



      Price $9.99


Forced To Abandoned Our Fields: The 1914 Clay Southworth Gila River Pima Interviews

By David DeJong


During the nineteenth century, upstream diversions from the Gila River decreased the arable land on the Gila River Indian Reservation to only a few thousand acres. As a result the Pima Indians, primarily an agricultural people, fell into poverty. Many Pima farmers and leaders lamented this suffering and in 1914 the United States Irrigation Service assigned a 33-year-old engineer named Clay "Charles" Southworth to oversee the Gila River adjudication. As part of that process, Southworth interviewed 34 Pima elders, thus putting a face of the depth of hardships facing many Indians in the last 19th century. The interviews cover decades of Pima history and reveal the nexus between upstream diversions and Pima economy, agriculture, water use, and water rights. These interviews suggest that is was not the triumph of Western civilization that displaced Pima agricultural economy but the application of a philosophy of economic liberalism that prevented the Pima from building on their own successes.

- University of Utah Press


       Price: 34.95


Stealing The Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921

By David DeJong


By 1850 the Pima Indians of central Arizona had developed a strong and sustainable agricultural economy based on irrigation. For a brief period of about 3 decades, the Pima Indians were on equal footing with their non-Indian neighbors. As immigrants settled upstream from the Pima villages, they deprived the Indians of the water they needed to sustain their economy.


This book shows a particular egregious example of a common story in the West: the flagrant local rejection of Supreme Court rulings that protected Indian water rights.

-  University of Arizona Press


      Price: 24.95 (paperback)


When Clay Sings

By Byrd Baylor, Illustrated by Tom Bahti


Pieces of broken pots are scattered over the desert hillsides of the Southwest. The Indians there treat them with respect - "Every piece of clay is a piece of someone's life," they say. And the children try to imagine those lives that took place in the desert they think of as their own.

- Aladdin Paperbacks


       Price: $7.99


Grazing the Sonoran Desert

Wells/Groen Publishing







    Price: $12.95



Even Cowboys Like Prickly Pears

Wells/Groen Publishing






      Price: $9.95



Arizona’s Deadliest Gunfight:

Draft Resistance and Tragedy at the Power Cabin

Heidi J. Osselaer  (Signed by author)    






    Price: $29.95


Plants of the Sonoran Desert and Their Many Uses

By Don Wells and Jean Groen

(signed by authors)





   Price: $13.95


The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd

By Jana Bommerbach


"They said she was a cold-blooded murderer." - "They said she was a butcher." - "They took forty years of her life." - "The truth at last."





     Price: $16.95



Florence - Images of America, by Pinal County Historical SocietyImages of America - Florence, AZ


Signed on the half title page by all five authors; not personalized to anyone. Published in partnership with the Arizona Historical Foundation. Preserving Florence's unique heritage was a compelling reason for this book. The team of authors, all affiliated with the Pinal County Historical Society, included more than 200 black & white photographs in the preservation of stories from the past.


    Price: $21.95



Camp Florence Days, A World War II Prisoner of War Camp - by Ralph A. StormCamp Florence Days

A World War II Prisoner of War Camp

By Ralph A. Storm


True account of a young American soldier in his post as a guard at Camp Florence, a POW camp in Arizona for Italian and German prisoners during World War II, The author also worked as a guard at the Poston internment camp for Japanese Americans.


      Price: 14.95


Es Verdad (Is It True)

By Lottie C. Devine


A story of a family and early day life in Arizona






       Price: $6.00



Good Men, Bad Men, Lawmen and a Few Rowdy Ladies - by John SwearenginGood Men, Bad Men, Lawmen and a Few Rowdy Ladies

By John Swearengin


An interesting history of Florence, its early-day gunmen and lawmen. Includes chapters on Pearl Hart, Pauline Cushman, the Red Gang, vigilantes, and the Gabriel-Phy shootout. 




       Price: $6.00



Horseback and Airborne - by Cliff EdwardsHorseback and Airborne

By Cliff "Tailspin" Edwards


The life & times of Cliff "Tailspin" Edwards, from Arizona cowboy to famous airplane pilot and back to Arizona bear & mountain lion hunter & rancher. 




      Price: $4.00



Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails - Second Edition

"Signed by the Author"

By Charles A. Wells and Matt Peterson


Includes easy family runs, moderate sport utility adventures, and difficult hard-core challenges with 75 trails, 86 maps, 300 photos plus GPS waypoints. Adventures to Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and more.


     Price: $34.95



Arizona Outlaws and Lawmen

By Marshall Trimble


A refuge for outlaws at the close of the 1800's, the Arizona Territory was a wild, lawless land of greedy feuds, brutal killings and figures of enduring legend




     Price: $19.99



The Tom Mix Cord

- Saga of a Western Film Star's Classic Motorcar

By Bob M. White





       Price: $42.50



Catch the Stage to Phoenix

By Leland J Hanchett, Jr.







      Price: $19.95


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