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Author Archives: Arizona Capitol Times Staff

The Sanitary Milk Crusade

10-19-times-past

“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

PHOTO COURTESY THE MACFARLAND FAMILY

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

1005-times-past

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

times-past

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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A Bisbee Banquet

9-7-times-past

On October 15, 1999, a special train pulled into the depot at Bisbee. It was carrying members of the American Institute of Mining Engineers and their wives on a month-long tour of Western states. The high-class tourists traveled in deluxe ...

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Martin Gold, Phoenix Pioneer (access required)

8-31-times-past

Some deaths mark the ending of an era. Martin Gold’s passing on July 24, 1931, symbolically closed the pioneering days of Phoenix. An immigrant from the Austro-Hungarian empire, Martin Gold rose from poverty to become one of the great landowners ...

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