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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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Martin Gold, Phoenix Pioneer (access required)

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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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Mining Man & Mayor

The Gold family in front of their father’s new steam engine and threshing machine, one of the first in the Phoenix area.

Abraham Hyman Emanuel was an Easterner who made his fortune in gold and silver mines and mining towns of the American West. He was born about 1838 (the exact date is unclear) in Philadelphia, the son of a well-to-do family. ...

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