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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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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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Dream town: Roxaboxen, Arizona (access required)

Roxaboxen Mayor and Historian Marian Doan History is not only about politicians and military officers, and not just researched and transcribed in musty archives by squinty-eyed old men. Around 1917, 12-year-old Marian Doan wrote “The History of Roxaboxen” and proudly ...

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Cowboy Up (access required)

Cowboys in a picturesque setting somewhere in Graham County around 1890. Just a few years ago, cowboys could be seen wandering the streets of Arizona on a regular basis in their boots, cowboy hats, chaps and six-shooters strapped to their ...

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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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