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The Christmas Hatbox Baby

At dusk on Christmas Eve, 1931, Edward and Julie Stewart, on their way to Phoenix, had a flat tire and pulled off the road about 10 miles west of Superior. While Edward fixed the flat, Julie wandered into the desert. ...

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Old St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s old adobe church – the first Catholic parish in Phoenix and in Maricopa County – stood on Monroe Street between Third and Fourth streets on the site of the present St. Mary’s Basilica, and marked the culmination of ...

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ASC Becomes a University (access required)

The work crew in this photograph is taking down the old name – Arizona State College – and putting up the new – Northern Arizona University – on NAU’s campus April 29, 1966. It was the last name change for ...

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Loyalty Sunday, Bisbee

This photograph, taken from near Castle Rock, shows the Bisbee Loyalty Sunday parade winding its way down Tombstone Canyon toward downtown. Each participant is carrying a small American flag and, according to the Bisbee Review, was “ready to do (his) ...

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Fort Yuma (access required)

  This remarkable pencil sketch of Fort Yuma was drawn about 1853 by a soldier identified only as Private Will, a member of the 2nd U.S. Infantry under the command of Capt. Samuel P. Heintzelman. A career officer from Lancaster ...

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Teenage mercenary

  Little is known about Laurence Brown – even his name is in question. He was an American and just 17 years old when he flew his bi-plane over the border and joined Calles’ Army to fight Pancho Villa in ...

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