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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

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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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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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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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Bisbee’s Swimming Pools (access required)

8-10-times-past

These happy swimmers in Bisbee’s Warren suburb are enjoying themselves courtesy of the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company, which built the pool in 1922. The pool was located near Vista Park across from the baseball field (the stands can be ...

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