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The Forgotten Novelist (access required)

Harold Bell Wright at his portable writing desk in Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains. Harold Bell Wright is not a name that trips lightly from contemporary tongues. Yet, there was a time when this prolific novelist was among the nation’s best ...

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The Short-Lived Papago Saguaro National Monument (access required)

Papago Park, known as Papago Saguaro National Monument from 1914-1930, features many interesting plants and geologic formations, such as Hole-in-the-Rock, pictured here. Shortly after statehood in 1912, the Phoenix and Maricopa County Board of Trade began an effort to have ...

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The Pioneer Ellison Family (access required)

Helen Duett Ellison Hunt J. W. Ellison was born Sept. 22, 1841, in the Republic of Texas. At age 20, he was part of the Texas Rangers fighting marauding Indians. In 1861, he enlisted with the 6th Texas Volunteer Cavalry ...

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Cousin Jacks and Jennies in Arizona (access required)

Thomas Pascoe The story of the Cornish in the Untied States is intertwined with the story of the technologically advancing and treacherous Arizona mining industry. Globe was an important mining center and had a large population of Cornish Cousin Jacks, ...

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Charles Williams (access required)

Charles Williams was a disabled World War I veteran who enjoyed prospecting. On a Friday afternoon in early January 1935, Williams drove out along the Apache Trail, left the car along the side of the road, and headed into the ...

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