Growing Up in the 1950s…Just Seven Blocks from the Mexican Border

Growing Up in the 1950s... Just Seven Blocks from the Mexican Border Title: Growing Up in the 1950s…Just Seven Blocks from the Mexican Border: A Southern Arizona Memoir
Author: Paul Nichols
Release Date: September 5, 2009
Format: Softcover, Kindle
Length: 270 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0982385913
Retail: $14.95 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle)

Question: What do Geronimo, Amelia Earhart, Pancho Villa, Wyatt Earp, Amy Semple McPherson, Gene Autry, John Philip Sousa, Rex Allen, John Slaughter, Thornton Wilder, Eleanor Roosevelt—and the Nichols family have in common?

Answer: All of them left footprints in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona.

“…out in the stillness of the hot desert; out where no one heard us or saw us. Out where the sky is big and the noonday sun never moves. Out where breezes are forbidden; where heat wins every argument. Out where the rocky ground is sharp and hot. Out where the spirit of the great Apaches slips silently along the desert floor. Out where water is only a mirage and shade comes only at night. Out where everything is about a hundred miles from here.

Ah, the Southern Arizona desert. What a great place. What a special place!”

Praise for Growing Up in the 1950s…Just Seven Blocks from the Mexican Border

“Paul Nichols has written an absorbing look at America in the 1950s. Brought up next door to Mexico in Arizona, Paul tells stories that capture the tone and simplicity of the times. You will want to take a long look at this book as it will remind you of the good old days…”

Mark Littleton, Author of Big Bad God of the Bible

“Paul’s homespun writing weaves a fabric portraying the multi-cultured people in Douglas, Arizona, and their respect, love and appreciation for each other. His word pictures rekindle fond memories for those of us who were fortunate enough to live in this southeastern corner of Arizona.”

Ike and Billie Sharp, Teacher/Coach/Administrator; and Teacher in Douglas Schools, 1956-1983

“I remember the first time I got an e-mail about Paul’s Douglas stories. The excitement and memories they stirred for all of us who read them! One story transforms into another and lets us add our own special memories. Bravo! Wonderful stories!”

Ginny Jordan, Douglas’ “Cheerleader” and Tourism Coordinator

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Question: What do Geronimo, Amelia Earhart, Pancho Villa, Wyatt Earp, Amy Semple McPherson, Gene Autry, John Philip Sousa, Rex Allen, John Slaughter—and the Nichols family have in common?

Answer: All of them left footprints in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona.