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Ingleside (access required)

In the early 1900s, W. J. Murphy laid out a resort called Ingleside far from Phoenix. The area, roughly bounded by 56th Street, 64th Street, Thomas Road and Lafayette Boulevard was called Ingleside with the hope it would eventually be ...

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Bob Burgunder, student-murderer (access required)

Judge Arthur T. LaPrade As former Arizona State Teachers College student Robert Burgunder, Jr. sat on death row in Florence, he commented, “There’s too much free speech in this country. I think there’s too much education, too. I think we ...

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Hotel Westward Ho (access required)

An early photo of the Hotel Westward Ho taken from the west along Fillmore Street. At the gala celebration for the opening of the newly constructed, $2.5 million ($29.6 million when adjusted for inflation), Hotel Westward Ho, recently elected Gov. ...

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The Death of the Sheriff (access required)

In this 1890 photo of Arizona lawmen, William M. Breakenridge is pictured second from right. When Maricopa County Sheriff Jerry Sullivan died in office, a local paper editorialized “it is doubtful if anyone can replace the humanness of administration that ...

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Gillespie Dam (access required)

A convoy of cars traverses the precarious apron of Gillespie Dam. Gillespie Dam was an extreme obstacle to travelers trying to go from Phoenix to Gila Bend and on to Yuma in the early years of the 20th century. The ...

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Winsor Castle to Pipe Springs (access required)

A 1925 photo of Pipe Springs. Located in the shadow of vermilion cliffs on the Kaibab Plateau, three miles south of Moccasin Spring and eight miles south of the Utah border, sits an impressive pioneer fortress called Pipe Springs. Colorado ...

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Ruined Raid on Short Creek (access required)

Arizona National Guard troops fed women and children following the 1953 raid on Short Creek. Prior to dawn on a summer morning in 1953, Arizona staged the largest police action in its history. It was a costly, controversial venture that ...

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San Diego, ‘Arizonia’ (access required)

Gov. George W. P. Hunt at the Santa Fe station in San Diego in September 1917. The boundary of Arizona has long been a work in progress. When the United States was negotiating with Mexico over the location of the ...

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Olive Oatman (access required)

Olive Oatman Some 20 miles west of Gila Bend, along the Gila River, lays the grave of a bloody, early chapter in Arizona history. The Oatman massacre was a very early prelude to the relationship between Native Americans and the ...

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Eva Lost Her Head (access required)

Eva Dugan, the only woman ever hanged at Florence. When asked about the execution of Eva Dugan, Florence prison warden Lorenzo Wright said he felt capital punishment should not be used when the only evidence is circumstantial. Eva Dugan stated ...

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