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The State of Arizona’s First Legal Execution (access required)

Although this photo makes him look like he could have served kids ice cream back in the 1920s, Paul V. Hadley was anything but a model citizen.The nattily dressed man pictured here was known to Tucson law enforcement officials as Dr. William E. Estaver. A literate man, Estaver was well-spoken, friendly and persuasive, and claimed ...

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Luisa Ronstadt Espinel (access required)

This is Tucson pop star Linda Ronstadt’s great aunt in a publicity photo taken in the 1920s. Her stage name was Luisa Espinel. She was a national entertainer—a contralto who performed opera, sang Spanish folk songs and acted in movies.