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Bisbee’s Mighty Tug of War (access required)

In December of 1903, handbills began appearing around Bisbee announcing a mighty tug-of-war competition. Tug-of-war was popular in the early 1900s, particularly in the rough and ready mining towns of the West, where a man’s strength and brawn was a ...

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Irvin’s Resignation Letter (access required)

Here is the text of Corporation Commissioner Jim Irvin’s resignation letter to Secretary of State Jan Brewer. Copies went to Governor Napolitano, House Speaker Jake Flake, Senate President Ken Bennett and Commission Chairman Marc Spitzer. Dear Secretary Brewer: I hereby ...

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News File for the week of Sept. 22 (access required)

Governor Napolitano has appointed Victor Flores as president of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC), replacing Phoenix attorney José Cárdenas, who remains an active member. Mr. Flores has served on the AMC for the five years and is a senior government representative ...

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