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Teddy at Tempe Normal

6-30-times-past-web

Theodore Roosevelt had left office in 1909 after nearly two full terms as president. (He had succeeded the assassinated William McKinley in September of 1901). By the time of this photo, he and his handpicked successor, the 300-pound William Howard ...

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Mickey Free, Apache Scout

6-23-times-past-web

The body of folklore surrounding Mickey Free makes it difficult to separate fact from fancy, but a few facts are known. He disappeared from a ranch west of the Chiricahua Mountains when was about 12 years old and was either ...

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The Christmas Hatbox Baby

6-16-times-past-cropped

At dusk on Christmas Eve, 1931, Edward and Julie Stewart, on their way to Phoenix, had a flat tire and pulled off the road about 10 miles west of Superior. While Edward fixed the flat, Julie wandered into the desert. ...

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A Close Shave (access required)

6-9-times-past-web

A barber by trade, Emil Marks trimmed the hair and mustaches of Tombstone’s most notorious gunfighters, including the Earps, “Doc” Holiday and the Clantons. Marks arrived in the U.S. from Germany at the age of 16 and spent his first ...

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Old St. Mary’s

6-2-times-past

St. Mary’s old adobe church – the first Catholic parish in Phoenix and in Maricopa County – stood on Monroe Street between Third and Fourth streets on the site of the present St. Mary’s Basilica, and marked the culmination of ...

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ASC Becomes a University (access required)

5-26-times-past-web

The work crew in this photograph is taking down the old name – Arizona State College – and putting up the new – Northern Arizona University – on NAU’s campus April 29, 1966. It was the last name change for ...

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Loyalty Sunday, Bisbee

5-19-times-past

This photograph, taken from near Castle Rock, shows the Bisbee Loyalty Sunday parade winding its way down Tombstone Canyon toward downtown. Each participant is carrying a small American flag and, according to the Bisbee Review, was “ready to do (his) ...

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Fort Yuma (access required)

5-12-times-past

  This remarkable pencil sketch of Fort Yuma was drawn about 1853 by a soldier identified only as Private Will, a member of the 2nd U.S. Infantry under the command of Capt. Samuel P. Heintzelman. A career officer from Lancaster ...

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