Saguaro cacti, desert landscapes, and the Grand Canyon may stand out as prominent Arizona features, but this scorching state is also home to bizarre places, personalities, events, and phenomena. These unique and quirky aspects are humorously displayed in Arizona Curiosities, a cross between a wacky news gazette, an almanac, and a humorous travel guide.
Sam Lowe was born on the plains of North Dakota, where he began his newspaper career as a delivery boy for the Kensal Times. He migrated to warm and snowless Arizona in 1969, where he has written for a variety of newspapers, establishing The Lowe Road series, featuring unusual people, places, and things across Arizona. Compilations of his work have appeared in book form. Named Humor Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Lowe continues The Lowe Road for the Arizona Republic, as well as contributing stories to Arizona Highways, Arizona Highroads, and other state publications. He is also the author of GPP's You Know You're in Arizona. Sam Lowe lives in Phoenix.