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Flagstaff’s Basque La Cancha (access required)

On the historic Sanborne Fire Insurance maps of downtown Flagstaff, this imposing walled sandstone open court is listed as a ruin, nearly from the time it was built in 1926. Flagstaff’s Basque community called it La Cancha (the court). It ...

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Judge Tells IRC To Redraw Maps (access required)

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields has ruled all 30 legislative districts unconstitutional and ordered the Independent Redistricting Commission to create a new set of maps within 45 days for use in this year’s elections. The ruling issued Jan. ...

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Camp Lowell (access required)

The men in the photo are officers stationed at Camp Lowell, a military camp established in 1866 near Tucson. They are (from left): Major John Lauderdale, Captain Evan Miles, Lieutenant William Sherwood, Dr. Durrant and Lieutenant Valentine Silva. Major Lauderdale, ...

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Flake Dreams Of New Capitol (access required)

House Speaker Jake Flake, R-Dist. 5, says the state needs “a beautiful new capitol as a centerpiece” for celebrating its Centennial in 2012. “We’re meeting in an outdated Capitol,” he told his House colleagues during opening ceremonies for the regular ...

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