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Year in Review: 2016 Photos of the Year (access required)

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This year, obviously, brought a contentious election nationally, with Republican Donald Trump winning Arizona and the presidency. But we also saw pension reform, student protests, an attempt at marijuana legalization and months of tumult at the Department of Economic Security. Here are the best images from 2016.

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Pipe Springs (access required)

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The springs were in a remote area located north of the Grand Canyon on the Kaibab Plateau. Today that northwest corner of the state is known as the Arizona Strip and is accessible by paved road only through Utah.

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Tobacco Patriots: Arizona in 1916 (access required)

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Cigarettes had been made by machine for 25 or 30 years by the time this ad ran, but loose tobacco like Bull Durham still had a solid following and its ads carried a tag line “Experienced Smokers Roll Their Own’”—together with instructions so you could join the rolling elite.

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The Blevins Killing (access required)

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He was born in Tennessee in 1852 and named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who distinguished himself in the War of 1812. It is not known when or why Owens came West.

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Wyatt Earp (access required)

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Although millions of words have been written about Wyatt Earp, precious little is known about the man behind the myth. Tombstone aficionados will argue endlessly about which side of the law he was on. But few have paid attention to or written about his life after the gunfight that made him famous.

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Fort Bowie, 1886 (access required)

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Fort Bowie is linked in history with the Apache wars of the 1870s and ’80s. But it owes its existence to the Battle of Apache Pass in 1862 and the Confederate invasion of what was then New Mexico Territory.

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