Arts: Feature

Columnar Characters: New book celebrates the symbolism of saguaros in Arizona and beyond

By Jeff Gardner

Driving into the Southwest from any direction, the first sight of a saguaro cactus waving on the horizon serves as a "welcome" for Arizona residents and tourists alike. But even more than a welcome sign, the saguaro is an icon of the American South, even for those who don't know what the Sonoran Desert is or pronounce saguaro with a hard G...

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