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Nogales Shopping Trip

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

“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

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

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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Martin Gold, Phoenix Pioneer (access required)

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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