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Tuba Trading Post (access required)

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This is Tuba City’s famous trading post, built in the late 1880s in the then Mormon settlement of Tuba City. (Tuba was an English approximation of the name of the Hopi chief TIvi).

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Phoenix’s Plaza Bandstand

Phoenix City Hall Plaza bandstand in 1901.

This is a 1901 photograph of the bandstand sat City Hall Plaza, located on the block between Washington and Jefferson streets and Montezuma (First Street) and Maricopa (Second Street). The men in the photo are not identified, but written on the back of the photo is the name of J.C. Dodds. The 1903 City Directory lists Dodds as a driver for Ezra W. Thayer. That is Thayer’s hardware store across the street on Washington, and we guess Dodds is one of the men in the photograph.

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Shootout at Marble Canyon

Buck Lowery’s filling station at Marble Canyon is pictured here in 1930.

Buck Lowery, owner of the pictured filling station at Marble Canyon, befriended Carl and Albert White in 1930. Lowery fed the runaway Utah brothers, aged 12 and 14 respectively, a free meal and arranged homebound transportation for them, thinking no more about the episode.

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The Sanitary Milk Crusade

Milk delivery in the Johnson Addition, a Bisbee suburb, about 1905.

“Local Milk Fails the Standards” announced the headline of the Bisbee Daily Review on June 18, 1914. The following day more alarming news greeted residents as they read “Conditions of Milk Bad in District.”

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A Brief History of the Historian


Don’t let this picture of Sharlot Hall fool you. She may look gentle enough, but in 1926, around the time this picture wa s taken, she got the only slaughtering license ever issued to a woman and was quite proud of it. Her acclaim does not stem from this dubious distinction however, but rather from her work as a writer and a historian.

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