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Toll gate, McDowell at Central (access required)

The toll road — Central Ave. (then called Center Street) north of McDowell — was built by the Central Avenue Driving Association. It was a dirt road, eight miles long and 100 feet wide, with a row of olive and ash trees on either side. Property owners north of the gate paid $2.50 a month for sprinkling and improvements. Buggies and wagons paid a 25 cent toll. Bicycles were free.

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2011 Leaders of the Year winners announced

The Arizona Capitol Times has announced the recipients of its fifth annual Leaders of the Year in Public Policy awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for advancing public policy to positively impact the state and the lives of Arizonans.

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Swamped On Main Street (access required)

This is Main Street in Bisbee in August 1908, during one of the worst months of flooding in the town’s history. In a three-week period, Bisbee was ravaged by three separate storms.

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