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Arizona Territorial Fair, first attempt (access required)

By the 1880s the territory of Arizona was the Wild West. With a total population of around 60,000, the territory was just starting to get organized through the 13th Legislature which became known as the “Bloody Thirteenth” or “Thieving Thirteenth” because of its spending habits.At one point, acting Gov. H. M. Van Arman stated “…the ...

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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.