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Consolidated National Bank (access required)

Consolidated National Bank building, Tucson, 1929. “Ripping off the roof early this morning, workmen commenced demolition of the former home of the Consolidated National Bank,” penned the Arizona Daily Star in November 1928. “The work is preparatory to laying the ...

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Museum of Northern Arizona turns 80 (access required)

A Hopi demonstrator at the Hopi Craftsman Exhibition, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff. Flagstaff’s internationally recognized Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) has the phenomenal distinction of reaching its 80th birthday — quite an accomplishment for a private museum in a ...

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The ‘Mother of Arizona’ (access required)

Gov. George W. P. Hunt called Josephine Brawley Hughes the “Mother of Arizona.” Gov. George W. P. Hunt called Josephine Brawley Hughes “the Mother of Arizona.” She fought for women’s suffrage and prohibition of drinking and gambling. She even fought ...

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Arizona’s Liberty Bell (access required)

The Arizona Liberty Bell in front of the state Capitol prior to remounting. After three years of renovation, the Arizona Liberty Bell is home in the state Capitol courtyard between the Senate and House of Representatives, suspended from a new ...

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The ‘ugliest man in Arizona’ (access required)

John C. Phillips John C. Phillips was elected governor of Arizona on the coattails of the presidential election landslide of Herbert Hoover in 1928. He was the ninth governor, but only the second Republican elected to the post in the ...

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Coconino County’s hidden treasure (access required)

Fort Valley Cultural Park’s historic Art Barn “Tear down the horse stalls. Sell the manure. Clean out the junk—50 years of it,” wrote Paul Luellig in the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper of July 8, 1966, referring to the refurbishing of ...

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Al Sieber (access required)

Al Sieber pictured in the late 1880s. When the great scout, Al Sieber, was killed in a construction accident near Roosevelt Dam, a headline read: “Famous scout who escaped a thousand deliberately aimed shafts of death, a victim of a ...

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Howling of the wolves (access required)

On Dec. 8, 1846, just west of present-day Douglas, Elisha Smith died in the wilderness. We may read the details 162 years later in dozens of personal journals because Smith was a teamster for his old friend, Capt. Daniel Davis ...

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3 generations of photographers in the Old Pueblo (access required)

Buehman Studio pictured in the early 1880s. Henry Buehman sits behind a counter on the right. Arriving in Tucson seven years before the railroad, frontier photographer Henry Buehman captured the rapidly vanishing frontier on film. His son Albert Buehman continued ...

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