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150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

An “Order of Guadalupe” uniform created for Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, decorated with gold braid and with trouser legs baggy enough to accommodate his prosthesis. Santa Anna lost his leg in a battle with French forces at Veracruz.

August 29, 2014 9:35 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

This saddle belonged to Bisbee merchant John Heath, who was lynched in Tombstone in 1884 after being convicted of masterminding a robbery in Bisbee, dubbed the “Bisbee Massacre” in which four people were killed.

August 29, 2014 9:33 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

The Historical Society’s exhibition also carries a pistol that belonged to famous lawman Wyatt Earp. This pistol was not carried by Earp during the shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, but was actually manufactured after that 1881 gunfight.

August 29, 2014 9:35 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

Mugs containing the signatures of the members of the House and Senate in Arizona’s inaugural state Legislature in 1912.

August 29, 2014 9:34 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

This quilt was made to commemorate the 100th birthday of Arizona in 2012. It is the work of 75 quilters from across the state, and took three years to complete. The front, pictured here, has a map of the state with all it habitats. The reverse side features Arizona’s emblems: its flag, state…

August 29, 2014 9:36 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

In Territorial Arizona, the U.S. Army used heliographs to send messages across mountains, by flashes of sunlight delivered in Morse code.

August 29, 2014 9:37 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

This is the banner of the Society of Arizona Pioneers, which later became the Arizona Historical Society.

August 29, 2014 9:36 pm
150 Objects at AHS

150 Objects at AHS

The pen used by President William Howard Taft to sign Arizona’s statehood bill on Feb. 14, 1912

August 29, 2014 9:35 pm
Copper Dress

Copper Dress

A total of 600 hours of work went into making Cele Peterson’s copper dress, on which a bet hinged. It was capable of ripping the wearer’s skin.

June 19, 2014 11:19 am
100 Objects-Nut Cup

100 Objects-Nut Cup

This nut cup in the shape of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis is from a banquet dedicating Davis-Monthan Field.

June 02, 2014 12:04 pm
Larcena Pennington

Larcena Pennington

Larcena Pennington came to Arizona with her family in 1857.

May 10, 2014 3:47 pm
Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Ring's reflections: Tucson grew - and changed - with statehood

Famed pilot Charles Lindbergh came to dedicate the new municipal airport on Sept. 23, 1927.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Journalist Ross Browne sketched this image of Tucson in 1864 as the U.S. Civil War raged.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

Ring's reflections: Tucson emerges from frontier-village roots

In 1910, Congress Street (looking west) was still unpaved but was the principal roadway in downtown Tucson.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson presidio formed nucleus of the town to come

Ring's reflections: Tucson presidio formed nucleus of the town to come

Tucson artist Cal Peter's conceptual drawing of the Royal Spanish Presidio in Tucson, circa 1795. This view is  looking southeast. 

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Campbell Ave. carries name of lawyer-judge

Campbell Ave. carries name of lawyer-judge

John H. Campbell was one of the last justices in the Arizona Territory.

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Get ready for an earthquake in 'Great Arizona Shakeout'

Get ready for an earthquake in 'Great Arizona Shakeout'

The 1887 earthquake that rattled Tucson nearly demolished the little Sonoran town of Bavispe. Forty-two people died, and buildings with walls as thick as 2 feet tumbled down in the town, which was near the epicenter.

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Engineer-businessman Craycroft built impressive home for its time

Engineer-businessman Craycroft built impressive home for its time

Engineer Frank Craycroft built his home at 5524 E. Fourth St., off Craycroft Road, in 1925. 

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Arizona politics trivia quiz

Arizona politics trivia quiz

22. Who were Arizona's first U.S. senators? Democrats Henry Fountain Ashurst (above), who served from 1912-1941, and Marcus Aurelius Smith, 1912-1921.

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Arizona politics trivia quiz

Arizona politics trivia quiz

15. How was Isabella Greenway, Arizona's first woman elected to Congress, introduced to politics? She attended school with Eleanor Roosevelt and was a bridesmaid at Eleanor's wedding to future president Franklin Roosevelt. Also, her husband, John, was one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.

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Stone Ave. recalls man killed in Apache attack

Stone Ave. recalls man killed in Apache attack

Col. John Finkle Stone, a Civil War veteran and superintendent of the Apache Pass Mining Co., in 1864.

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Street smarts: Runway Drive once handled aircraft

Street smarts: Runway Drive once handled aircraft

The old airport just off West Prince Road had a control tower and terminal. Just before the airport closed, it was known as Freeway Airport.

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Project piecing family, state histories

Project piecing family, state histories

Karen Fisher's "Tucson - Heart of Arizona" is among the quilts on display at the Arizona History Museum.

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UA's oldest building to get $13 million major makeover

UA's oldest building to get $13 million major makeover

This photo of the University of Arizona's Old Main was taken in July 1891, shortly after it was built. Note the horse and rider.

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St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital in the 1880s.

April 20, 2012 6:22 pm
Geronimo

Geronimo

Geronimo, Apache leader

April 13, 2012 5:12 pm
May 3, 1887: An deadly earthquake strikes Bavispe, Mexico

May 3, 1887: An deadly earthquake strikes Bavispe, Mexico

The 1887 earthquake that rattled Tucson nearly demolished the little Sonoran town of Bavispe. 42 people died and buildings with walls as thick as two feet tumbled down in this town near the epicenter.

March 20, 2012 11:50 am
Arizona Rangers, 1903

Arizona Rangers, 1903

Twenty-five of the 26 men who made up the Arizona Rangers in 1903 strike a pose in Morenci, where they were sent to put down miner unrest.

March 19, 2012 5:31 pm
Morgan Earp

Morgan Earp

Morgan Earp, 1881. Killed March 18, 1882.

March 19, 2012 5:23 pm
Larcena Pennington Page Scott

Larcena Pennington Page Scott

Larcena Pennington Page Scott, who survived an Apache kidnapping and stabbing, crawling through the desert for two weeks before she found help.

March 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Roy Drachman

Roy Drachman

Roy Drachman, right, works with an unidentified model, wearing a cactus bikini while an unidentified assistant also helps. Circa 1940s.

March 08, 2012 3:19 pm
Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Arizona

Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Arizona

People fishing and picnicing at Sabino Dam ca. 1950s.

February 29, 2012 5:43 pm
Flow of Anglos had reshaped the city by statehood

Flow of Anglos had reshaped the city by statehood

Streetcars traversed Congress Street in downtown Tucson, shown here during the 1930s.

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Flow of Anglos had reshaped the city by statehood

Flow of Anglos had reshaped the city by statehood

This is a view of Court Street in about 1900, with City Hall on the left (with the flagpole).

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Flow of Anglos had reshaped the city by statehood

Flow of Anglos had reshaped the city by statehood

The view in this 1882 photo looks northwest across what is now El Presidio Park. The two-story Jacobs house is now the site of Tucson Museum of Art.

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Ring's reflections: Fire plays big role in 'Public Enemy No. 1' capture

Ring's reflections: Fire plays big role in 'Public Enemy No. 1' capture

Firefighters streamed water into the Congress Hotel during the fire on Jan. 23, 1934. The fire kicked off events that led to the apprehension of the infamous John Dillinger.

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Nov. 17, 1940: Parade celebrates "Arizona" movie premiere in Tucson

Nov. 17, 1940: Parade celebrates "Arizona" movie premiere in Tucson

The Star nobody saw. Everybody wondered where William Holden, star of "Arizona" production, was hiding during the Premiere Parade. Bill played smart, broke out his camera gear, got a badge and a seat in the car reserved for visiting photographers (he's in the white coat) and snapped happily …

November 09, 2011 6:01 pm
Criterion Shoe Shop

Criterion Shoe Shop

The Criterion Shoe Shop on 27 East Congress Street in downtown Tucson, Ariz., unknown year, but probably around 1914. Arizona Historical Society ref# B89325. 

November 03, 2011 11:15 am
Early Congress Street

Early Congress Street

Copy photo of Congress street after 1900.

November 03, 2011 11:15 am
The Best of Arizona: Governors

The Best of Arizona: Governors

George W.P.Hunt

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Now-eco-aware Flagstaff outlived its extractive past

Now-eco-aware Flagstaff outlived its extractive past

In the late 1800s and into the 1900s, Flagstaff was all about timber extraction given its setting amid a vast ponderosa pine forest.

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Now-eco-aware Flagstaff outlived its extractive past

Now-eco-aware Flagstaff outlived its extractive past

Flagstaff, circa 1910, took solid root along the east-west rail line. Its economy was largely dependent on timber, ranching and sheepherding.

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Chinese grocery heritage recalled

Chinese grocery heritage recalled

Joe W. Tang's Market was owned and operated on Ninth Avenue by Joe W. and Chan Woon Gum Tang from the 1890s to 1955.

September 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: One migrant's trove of photos early tucson

Neto's Tucson: One migrant's trove of photos early tucson

A patriotic parade José Rodriguez photographed April 1, 1917, looking north on Sixth Avenue. The Hotel Willard, now a law office, is at right.

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Pearl Hart

Pearl Hart

Pearl Hart. Copy photo taken by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star.

August 01, 2011 11:15 am
Pearl Hart

Pearl Hart

Pearl Hart. Copy photo by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star

July 29, 2011 5:41 pm
Bisbee keeps its character

Bisbee keeps its character

Bisbee,Arizona street scene circa 1910. The official population that year was 9,019 but is thought to have been much larger.

July 10, 2011 8:00 am
Bisbee keeps its character

Bisbee keeps its character

Bisbee's Brewery Gulch, no date. (Opie Rundle Burgess papers, 1880-1943)

July 10, 2011 8:00 am
Bisbee keeps its character

Bisbee keeps its character

The Orient Saloon, Bisbee (circa 1903) by photographer W.E. Irwin. A faro game running full blast. Old timers say: "Them dam good days have gone forever." Caption: Man standing at left is Anthony E. "Tony" Downs, part owner of The Orient; seated is the case keeper Jack Granzhorn; man in derb…

July 10, 2011 8:00 am
Bisbee: a copper town first, last and always

Bisbee: a copper town first, last and always

Bisbee's Main Street, circa 1910. The official population that year was 9,019 but is thought to have been much larger.

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