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A legendary craftsman (access required)

In 1919, El Tucsonense, Arizona's largest Spanish language newspaper, hailed Federico Ronstadt as "one of the most prominent figures in the higher commercial circles of Tucson." The writer did not exaggerate.

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The Southern Arizona Auto Company (access required)

The Stevens-Duryea Company produced cars in Chicopee Falls, Mass., between 1901 and 1915 and from 1919 to 1927. The company’s first foray into the car business began with the introduction of a two-cylinder, five-horsepower runabout that sold for $1,200. The firm produced 61 cars in 1902 and 483 in 1903.

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The Southern Arizona Auto Company (access required)

Although this photo was taken in 1908, the Southern Arizona Auto Company still operates today in Douglas. The Stevens-Duryea Company produced cars in Chicopee Falls, Mass., between 1901 and 1915 and from 1919 to 1927. The company’s first foray into ...

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A Superior destination (access required)

While Lake Superior is far from Superior, Ariz., the miners who came to explore the mountains in what is now Pinal County honed their skills in the Great Lakes region before mines there played out and they heard of new ...

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A Superior destination (access required)

While Lake Superior is far from Superior, Ariz., the miners who came to explore the mountains in what is now Pinal County honed their skills in the Great Lakes region before mines there played out and they heard of new opportunities in the West.

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Arizona’s amazing rangers (access required)

An early forest ranger “MEN WANTED!! Invalids need not apply” announced the poster when the U.S. government sought rangers to patrol their National Forest lands around 1900. The ideal ranger was tough, diplomatic, resourceful and self-sufficient because they spent many ...

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San Antonio Ranch (access required)

One of Arizona's oldest and most enduring families, the Sosas trace their genesis to Jecori, a village on the banks of the Yaqui River between Cumpas and Oposura, Sonora. There, in 1746, Jose Maria Sosa was born.

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San Antonio Ranch (access required)

A 1905 picture of a teacher and students at the San Antonio Ranch schoolhouse. One of Arizona’s oldest and most enduring families, the Sosas trace their genesis to Jecori, a village on the banks of the Yaqui River between Cumpas ...

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