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Tobacco Patriots: Arizona in 1916 (access required)

Cigarettes had been made by machine for 25 or 30 years by the time this ad ran, but loose tobacco like Bull Durham still had a solid following and its ads carried a tag line “Experienced Smokers Roll Their Own’”—together with instructions so you could join the rolling elite.

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These members of the Martin Gold family are standing in front of the first large steam engine and threshing machine in the Phoenix area. They are, from left, Martin Gold; his daughter, Rose; an unidentified farmhand; Gold’s daughter, Helen; Dave Martinez; an unidentified young woman; and Gold’s stepson, Ulysses Schofield. The photograph was taken during the harvest in July 1914. Gold brought the first steam thresher to Phoenix.

Martin Gold, Phoenix pioneer (access required)

By all accounts, Martin Gold was a humble and hard-working man. He was popular among the immigrant community, especially the Mexicans—who called him Don Martin—because of his facility with languages.