Souvenirs: Timeless Stories of People, Places, and the Past

by Suzi Minor

Join me as we unearth hidden gems of history through stories told by fascinating people in historical places. These nuggets of wisdom will inspire and entertain, leaving you with a memorable souvenir to take with you. "Stories are like souvenirs from the heart."

The Summer Series features a selection of oral history interviews about Rancho de los Caballeros, a historic guest ranch located in Wickenburg, Arizona. Each ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Family Vacation, Ranch Style

    Family Vacation, Ranch Style

    Third generation ranch guest and homeowner, Cathy Hurst spent many holidays and spring break vacations at the ranch with her family. From tales of teenage shenanigans to remembering the infamous Peso Dollar and the Counterfeit Bills, Cathy shares her her love of the ranch and the Sonoran desert that surrounds it.

  • Diggin' up Memories

    Diggin' up Memories

    Rob Faurot shares memories of spending time with his grandparents who were Casa de los Caballeros homeowners at the ranch. He tells a tale about staking a mining claim in the area, which produced more of a fun escapade than striking gold.

  • Legacy of Leadership

    Legacy of Leadership

    Julie Macias Brooks is a 5th generation Wickenburg resident who served as Executive Director of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce from 1988 - 2021. You could say her illustrious career began back in 1967 when she started working at the ranch. Julie is a wealth of knowledge about all things Wickenburg, listen in as she shares some of her fondest memories of what makes this place so special.

  • Courtside with Super Dave

    Courtside with Super Dave

    Dave Messersmith's career at the ranch spans four decades. He started out as a bartender, then was hired on as the tennis pro where he continues to hold court serving guests and homeowners.

  • Back to Her Roots

    Back to Her Roots

    Martie MacDougal has a real passion for children and horses, she’s introduced lots of kids to the ranch over the years and continues to share her enthusiasm with a new generation of future cowgirls and cowboys. Her parents worked at the ranch in the 1950's, and that's where her story begins...