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Lowell, Arizona

7-27-times-past

This dirt road is the main street of Lowell, Arizona, one of Bisbee’s suburbs. On April 7, 1913, a deputy and his prisoner died and a bystander was wounded in Lowell’s worst street battle. On the left in the photograph ...

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When Gambling Was Outlawed

6-29-times-past

The Navajo men in this photograph taken in the 1920s are burning their gambling [playing] cards as the hand-written title suggests. The men appear to be near a school, perhaps in Leupp or Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation. There ...

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One Hundred Inches

6-8-times-past

There were 68 inches of snow on the ground on January 18, 1949, when this photograph was taken on the Arizona State College (now Northern Arizona University) campus in Flagstaff. That was the beginning of one of Flagstaff’s severest winters. ...

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Louis and Alice Rideau (access required)

5-4-times-past-i

Meet Louis and Alice Thornton Rideau, French-African Americans from Louisiana and early-day residents of Phoenix whose large, extended family still lives in the Valley. The popular Town Talk Bar B Q was founded by their son, Burleigh Rideau, in 1948. ...

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