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A case of territorial voter fraud

Robert Paul was born in Massachusetts on June 12, 1830. At the age of 12, he boarded a whaling ship and spent the next several years traveling around the world. In 1849, he arrived in San Francisco — just in time to participate in the gold rush. Then from 1859 to 1864, he served as sheriff of California’s Calaveras County. After several financial setbacks, Paul began riding shotgun for Wells Fargo.

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A Territorial Christmas (access required)

Christmas time in the 1860s in the Arizona Territory was similar to Christmas in the state of Arizona in 2010. People had feasts, decorated large Christmas trees, children ate candy and townspeople spread cheer by caroling.

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A last-ditch effort to buy the East Valley Tribune (access required)

Just prior to the Aug. 31 announcement that Freedom Communications Inc. was seeking bankruptcy protection, it appears there was a last-ditch effort to sell a large portion of Freedom’s assets in Arizona, including the East Valley Tribune. It’s not clear ...

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Final edition of Tucson Citizen hits the streets

The headline on the final print edition of Saturday's Tucson Citizen newspaper said it all: Our epitaph. The 48-page commemorative edition of Arizona's oldest daily newspaper was filled with individual columns from editors and staffers and highlights of the Citizen's 138 years of publication. It had a photo montage of the changing face of Tucson and a look at how the paper affected readers' lives.

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