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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Ned and Diana Creighton A lot can happen in 100 years. Just look around. It’s an ever-changing landscape. But one constant that continues to provide a wealth of information on the Capitol scene — in a fair, comprehensive and accurate ...Read More »
Dolan Media president talks about future of Arizona News ServiceRead More »
Singer-story teller recalls how Custer’s Last Stand influenced his lifeRead More »