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Amelia Earhart in Arizona (access required)

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Earhart’s destination was Los Angeles, where a national air meet was in progress. Attempting to avoid publicity, she chose small out-of-the-way landing fields for refueling stops. Her landing in McNeal on September 12, 1928, was a surprise to the community.

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The Gouldings of Monument Valley (access required)

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Harry Goulding was born in Durango, Colorado, in 1897. He was from a family of sheepmen, and he ran sheep in Colorado and New Mexico as a youth. He talked his way into the Army in World War I, being underage, and ended up as a mule sergeant in the 7th Engineers. After his discharge he headed back west to find a spot where he “could look a hundred miles in any direction and not see a second lieutenant.’’

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Superstition Gold Feud

Superstition Gold Feud

Celeste Marie Jones arrived in the Superstitions in the 1950s to search for gold. She had some financing – some say from a church in Los Angeles – and she got more financing in the form of food and supplies from Bob Corbin and his partner, Joe Robles, who themselves had prospected for gold in the Superstitions. The two men packed in food every Friday night one whole winter in exchange for a 10 percent share of anything Jones found.

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Bisbee Newlyweds Die in Earthquake (access required)

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Mary E. Rouzer (nee Smith) was a Phoenix girl who married E.O. Rouzer, manager of Bisbee’s Copper Queen Hotel. The wedding was held in Los Angeles on April 11, 1906, after which she and her husband left for a honeymoon in San Francisco. They planned to make their home in Bisbee.

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Wyatt Earp’s Last Years (access required)

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When Earp abandoned Tombstone in 1882, several months after the bloody shootout at the OK Corral, he left behind a sullied reputation that contrasts remarkably with his later image as an American folk hero, and spent the remainder of his life battling what he called “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’’ brought about by “bad press.’’

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Jack and Mary Dunn (access required)

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, Jack Dunn emigrated to the United States as a child and in 1858 enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1862, while serving in Company C of the Third U.S. Cavalry, he fought Confederate soldiers at what was to become known as the Battle of Glorita Pass in New Mexico. His horse was shot from under him and he suffered a double hernia in the fall, an affliction that was to stay with him the rest of his life. He was discharged in April 1863.

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