Jefferson Davis

Jul 2, 2020

GOP lawmaker calls for 10-year punishment for memorial vandals

The next time someone pours paint on, tars-and-feathers or tries to topple a monument somewhere in Arizona, one state lawmaker wants the vandal to face a prison sentence equivalent to child molesters and people who commit manslaughter. Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, wrote in a Facebook post late last week that she plans to introduce legislation […]

Dennis Preisler (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)
Sep 26, 2017

State board mulls confederate name, who can change it

Efforts to eliminate the "Jefferson Davis Highway'' in Arizona stalled Monday amid questions of exactly where it is, who has the authority to change the name -- and whether it even exists at all.

Jan 4, 2011

Hi Jolly: The Camel Man

When the U.S. Army sent the first survey crews to northern Arizona in 1857 to survey a wagon road along the 35th parallel, it included in the contingent a herd of approximately 30 camels.