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General Miles in Tucson (access required)

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Nelson Appleton Miles was born Aug. 6, 1839, at Westminster, Mass. On Sept. 9, 1861, at the age of 22, he was appointed a first lieutenant in the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry. He made a distinguished Civil War record and was ...

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Charles Poston, the father of Arizona (access required)

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The man at the right is Charles Debrille Poston, Arizona’s first delegate to Congress and the Father of Arizona, so designated in 1899 by the 20th Territorial Legislature. With him are Louis H. Chalmers (at left), House of Representatives, Maricopa ...

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Mohave County Officials – 1910 (access required)

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Here are a few facts we know about three of the men in this photograph, Henry Lovin, William Blakely and Walter Brown. Henry Lovin had a difficult early career, but found success finally in Mohave County. He was born in ...

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Martin Gold, Phoenix pioneer (access required)

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.

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.

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