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.
This nut cup in the shape of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis is from a banquet dedicating Davis-Monthan Field.
Larcena Pennington came to Arizona with her family in 1857.
Famed pilot Charles Lindbergh came to dedicate the new municipal airport on Sept. 23, 1927.
Journalist Ross Browne sketched this image of Tucson in 1864 as the U.S. Civil War raged.
In 1910, Congress Street (looking west) was still unpaved but was the principal roadway in downtown Tucson.
Tucson artist Cal Peter's conceptual drawing of the Royal Spanish Presidio in Tucson, circa 1795. This view is looking southeast.
John H. Campbell was one of the last justices in the Arizona Territory.
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.
Engineer Frank Craycroft built his home at 5524 E. Fourth St., off Craycroft Road, in 1925.
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.
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.
Col. John Finkle Stone, a Civil War veteran and superintendent of the Apache Pass Mining Co., in 1864.
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.
Karen Fisher's "Tucson - Heart of Arizona" is among the quilts on display at the Arizona History Museum.
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.
St. Mary's Hospital in the 1880s.
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.
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.
Morgan Earp, 1881. Killed March 18, 1882.
Larcena Pennington Page Scott, who survived an Apache kidnapping and stabbing, crawling through the desert for two weeks before she found help.
Roy Drachman, right, works with an unidentified model, wearing a cactus bikini while an unidentified assistant also helps. Circa 1940s.
People fishing and picnicing at Sabino Dam ca. 1950s.
Streetcars traversed Congress Street in downtown Tucson, shown
here during the 1930s.
This is a view of Court Street in about 1900, with City Hall on
the left (with the flagpole).
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.
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.
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 …
The Criterion Shoe Shop on 27 East Congress Street in downtown
Tucson, Ariz., unknown year, but probably around 1914. Arizona
Historical Society ref# B89325.
Copy photo of Congress street after 1900.
In the late 1800s and into the 1900s, Flagstaff was all about
timber extraction given its setting amid a vast ponderosa pine
Flagstaff, circa 1910, took solid root along the east-west rail
line. Its economy was largely dependent on timber, ranching and
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.
A patriotic parade José Rodriguez photographed April 1, 1917,
looking north on Sixth Avenue. The Hotel Willard, now a law office,
is at right.
Pearl Hart. Copy photo taken by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily
Pearl Hart. Copy photo by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star
Bisbee,Arizona street scene circa 1910. The official population that year was 9,019 but
is thought to have been much larger.
Bisbee's Brewery Gulch, no date. (Opie Rundle Burgess papers,
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…
Bisbee's Main Street, circa 1910. The official population that
year was 9,019 but is thought to have been much larger.
The Orient Saloon circa 1903, with a faro game in full swing and
Bisbee flirting with big-time prosperity.
Sheriff James McDonald and Eva Dugan
Ramón Ahumada con el niño Luis Romero en la década de 1890. Ahumada nació en Altar, Sonora, y vivió en Arivaca.
The midway of the Pima County Fair on March 17, 1962, was then at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, on the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Irvington Road.
Tucsonans outside the State theater await the arrival of the stars for the 1940 premiere of "Arizona."
Buttner was wounded fighting for the Union and never fully recovered. When he died, the Star called him a "most faithful and efficient officer."