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Tomb of memories (access required)

One day when Ed Schieffelin was heading out for some prospecting, a friend asked where he was going. Ed replied he was going to the hills “to look for some stones.” Schieffelin’s friend warned “the only stones you’ll find over ...

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‘Sister’ Eulalia Bourne’s blue jeans (access required)

For Eulalia Bourne, the rigors of ranching in southern Arizona at the turn of the 19th century were less daunting than satisfying the rules of etiquette for educators. From 1917 until her retirement in 1957, Bourne balanced the life of ...

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Lost Origins of the Arizona Historical Society (access required)

Arizona Pioneer Historical Society meeting room on Camp Street in Tucson, circa 1903. Do not believe everything you read in print; even if it appears on the official letterhead of a venerable institution such as the Arizona Historical Society. Until ...

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‘Light’s Golden Jubilee’ (access required)

Thomas Edison circa 1880, probably within a year after he had is first successful experiments with the light bulb. More than 7,000 Arizona residents celebrated “Light’s Golden Jubilee” in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 21, 1929. At the time, the population ...

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1929 stock market crash (access required)

A Farm Security Administration farm in the Chandler area during the Great Depression. The recent turmoil in world financial markets has led many to incessantly check their retreating 401(k) retirement accounts. There have been inevitable comparisons to the stock market ...

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Come and git it (access required)

An early Chuck wagon somewhere in Arizona In the early part of the 21st century, some believe life in Arizona is too regulated. In the early days of Arizona, a bit more regulation would have been welcomed by many.A J. ...

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The Rogue of the Mascot Mine (access required)

The entrance to the much-ballyhooed, yet largely unproductive Mascot Mine. The Dos Cabezas’ post office was established April 8, 1879 and discontinued on Jan. 31, 1960, although the original building was still standing. In 1878, the town had a barber ...

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Col. Boyce Thompson’s home returns to arboretum (access required)

Col. Boyce Thompson’s 7,021-square-foot brick-and-stucco dream home, Picket House. Picket Post House, the former home of Col. William Boyce Thompson, has been returned to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum via a $2.9 million sale this summer, but visitors will have to ...

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Pioneer Days (access required)

Levi Udall, Arizona pioneer (almost) For several decades, Arizona would celebrate Pioneer Days on a grand scale. It would be a multi-day celebration of those who came to Arizona before Dec. 31, 1890.Arizona Supreme Court Justice Levi S. Udall once ...

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‘Buffalo’ Bill Cody and John W. Young (access required)

John W. Young circa 1870 Renowned ‘Buffalo’ Bill Cody disembarked at the Flagstaff train depot in November 1892, ready to lead a distinguished group on a hunting excursion to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The trip was arranged ...

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