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The Road Once Traveled (access required)

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For those who think that the most treacherous way of getting from Arizona to California is in a Ford Explorer equipped with Firestone tires, this picture of the Plank Road built in 1915 is a reminder that there might be ...

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Bisbee’s Post Office

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The Bisbee Post office has been a meeting place on Main Street for more than 100 years. Through remodeling, demolition, reconstruction and floods, it has served as a de facto town square. It first was located in a two-story library ...

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Nogales Shopping Trip

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Nogales, Sonora, a traditional tourist attraction that draws streams of visitors from Arizona, is a city of some half a million, but was only about one-sixth that size when these Phoenicians posed in front of one of its shops in ...

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The Sanitary Milk Crusade

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“Local Milk Fails the Standards” announced the headline of the Bisbee Daily Review on June 18, 1914. The following day more alarming news greeted citizens as they read: “Conditions of Milk Bad in District.” The headlines announced the results of ...

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Just call him Mac

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According to Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble, “If Arizona had a Mount Rushmore, the men on it would be Carl Hayden, Ernest McFarland, Barry Goldwater and John McCain. “ The unprecedented career of Ernest W. McFarland (1894-1984)—U.S. Senator, Senate Majority ...

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The Battle of the Bicycles

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America’s love affair with the bicycle began in the 1890s, and Tucson was not immune to its charms. Here Charles Frederick Miller, a member of the Tucson Ramblers cycling club, stands beside his racing bike. Spandex had not yet been ...

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Still-Busting in Flagstaff

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Ten-plus years of national Prohibition brought two groups of Flagstaff citizens together – those who made bootleg liquor and those who confiscated it. Here, members of the Flagstaff Fire Department stand around a confiscated still. A group of curious children ...

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