Adios, Big Jim: Saying Goodbye to the Man Who Stirred Tucson's Melting Pot

James “Big Jim” Griffith died just before Christmas, on Dec. 18, at the age of 86. He’s best known in Tucson as the founder of Tucson Meet Yourself, the annual melting pot that bring together Tucson’s rich cultures, but he was much more: An encyclopedia of folk tales, a celebrated author, a tour guide who could reveal hidden paths here, in Sonora and elsewhere...

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