John Larsen Southard

John Larsen Southard is an historian who specializes in Arizona history, with an emphasis on the Phoenix metropolitan area. As a trained public historian, John believes the practice of history to be of great value in understanding society. Viewing history as a field that can and should be relevant to all, he works to present his research in an accessible and engaging manner. Whether examining the history of a state, an historic home or commercial structure, a corporation, or an individual, John believes it to be no coincidence that the word story is an important component of the term history. To learn more about how John can help to identify and share the history of your home, family, business, or community, please e-mail him at, phone him at 480.433.2958, visit, follow him on Facebook, or connect with him on LinkedIn.