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Arizona’s amazing rangers (access required)

An early forest ranger“MEN WANTED!! Invalids need not apply” announced the poster when the U.S. government sought rangers to patrol their National Forest lands around 1900. The ideal ranger was tough, diplomatic, resourceful and self-sufficient because they spent many hours in the saddle far from the office. Ex-cowboys, soldiers or miners known to residents and ...

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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.