Some communities make Arizona’s centennial a year-long event
NOGALES – Twenty-five people watch as author Cathy Hufault projects black-and-white pictures of six Boy Scouts onto a screen at the Pimeria Alta Historical Society.
These boys set out on an 80 degree day in November 1958 to climb Mount Wrightson, tallest of the mountains around Tucson. The group included one boy determined to celebrate his birthday at the summit, she explains.
Original Arizonans Tribal leaders weigh in on state’s first 100 years
American Indians lived, worked and played in the verdant valleys, harsh deserts and lush high Ponderosa pine forests of Arizona centuries before Anglos set foot in the state. Although Anglos’ relationship with tribes hasn’t always been smooth, Native Americans have contributed much to the state as it has grown up during its first 100 years.
Arizona at 100 A high-tech powerhouse of scenic vistas, natural resources and recreation
From the day that Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912, its boundaries have remained unchanged, but if not for some political gamesmanship, today’s Grand Canyon State would have had a remarkably different portrait.
Real copper dome will cap centennial rifles’ Capitol etching: Colorado specialty gun maker will produce 100 rifles honoring Arizona
Jim Combs, owner of Wellington LTD, a Colorado marketing company that offers limited-edition firearms with laser-etched carvings for special occasions, keeps tabs on such things as city, county, state and business anniversaries.
So he came up with a state of Arizona centennial special edition rifle. He calls it a collector’s Henry grade .45-caliber rifle.
State breaks ground on centennial project
The state officially broke ground on a project to transform Washington Street into “Centennial Way” just in time for Arizona to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its entry into the union.
Cash-short Arizona makes do with modest centennial
There was talk years ago that Arizona should build a new State Capitol to keynote its 2012 centennial celebration.
Communities, state face tight budgets as they prepare for centennial
It’s closing in on 100 years since veterinarian A.J. Chandler sold plots of his 18,000-acre ranch to establish the city. That was three months after Arizona became a state on Feb. 14, 1912.
City leaders are organizing to commemorate both centennials next year. But given the poor economy and tight budget, it’s going to require scaling back some and seeking private donations, said Jean Reynolds, Chandler’s public history coordinator.
Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s official historian
Singer-story teller recalls how Custer’s Last Stand influenced his life
Melanie Sturgeon — Archives director says look at state’s past to make decisions for the future
Melanie Sturgeon By the time Lewis and Clark reached the three forks of the Missouri River, their expedition had taken them more than 2,500 miles. They were forced to choose one of three paths to follow, continuing their journey through unknown and uncharted lands. They knew not what lay ahead, but were compelled to press [...]
ASU professor says state’s health relies on biomedicine
The 1960 presidential race gave John F. Kennedy the top office by the thinnest of margins, a mere two-tenths of a percentage point in the popular vote. He received 303 electoral votes to Richard Nixon’s 219 and among allegations of voting fraud in certain states, Kennedy assumed the Oval Office. Intriguing as it was for [...]
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