This is the Valley of the Sun: Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Gilbert among others. This is one of the most vibrant and growing regions in the United States. When Jack Swilling settled here in the 1860’s he suggested naming the city Phoenix as they were rising from the ruins of the Hohokam people who had lived there for millennia before. It now ranks as the 6th largest city in the United States, maybe #4 by 2020. No wonder, with teams for all professional sports, a vigorous arts and entertainment community, and incredible history, it is a magnet for good living—if you don’t mind occasional 110-degree days. Take an air-conditioned tour of the Valley of the Sun with Eric.
Dowdle Folk Art puzzles present a collection of travel inspired artwork by the prolific Eric Dowdle. He is known for traveling around the world, often visiting places in search of a native's perspective instead of a touristy view, and then sharing the adventures through his art. The attention to detail coupled with the whimsical folk styling provides a unique and fun way to see the world.