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David Gowan: Preferring not to comment (access required)

House Speaker David Gowan (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)

For only the second time in 12 years, a legislative leader declined to sit down with the Arizona Capitol Times to discuss the issues of the recently completed legislative session in a question-and-answer format for our annual Session Wrap edition.

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Flood at the Turf (access required)

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An unidentified bartender struggles with the door on the Turf Saloon in this 1908 Bisbee photograph. A flood sent the torrent of water from the back alley through the building and out the front door onto Main Street. Photographer M.W. Low recorded the action during the storm that caused more than $25,000 in damage to Main Street businesses. Although flooded, the Turf sustained only minor damage and remained open throughout the deluge.

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Part of Phoenix’s Restored Past: J.W. Walker Building (access required)

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This is what the building on the northwest corner of Third Avenue and Washington Street looked like 70 years ago, when it was occupied by the Central Arizona Light & Power Company. Today it is home to Stickler’s Restaurant, which opened in early 2004, replacing Walker’s Café, which had been at the location since late 2001.

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Building Roosevelt (access required)

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At first glance, this 1904 photograph looks like a contingent of cavalry guarding captives. It is not. These are the engineers and laborers, and their wives, involved in construction of Roosevelt Dam, one of the first reclamation dams in the U.S.

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Flagstaff Mill Pond (access required)

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The logs were hauled from nearby forests by steam locomotive, off-loaded by crane (right foreground) and floated in the mill pond of the Flagstaff lumber mill until they were selected for cutting. The tiny figure on the far edge of the pond is a mill worker choosing logs for the conveyor to the second floor of the saw mill.

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