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1886:  Chester A. Arthur

1886: Chester A. Arthur

In 1886, the 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, died in New York.

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St. Ann's

St. Ann's

St. Ann's Catholic Church in Tubac.

November 07, 2014 7:00 am
Dreadnoughtus

Dreadnoughtus

This artist rendering provided by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History shows Dreadnoughtus, which had a 37-foot-long neck, was 30-feet tail and weighed an estimated 65 tons.

September 04, 2014 2:44 pm
Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest winner

Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest winner

Jillian Stachowski's winning design for the Postal History Foundation's Tucson Birthday Stamp Design contest.

August 22, 2014 12:04 pm
Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest Winner

Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest Winner

Jillian Stachowski was named the grand prize winner of the Tucson Birthday Stamp Design contest.

August 22, 2014 12:01 pm
The Shofar Zimmt found

The Shofar Zimmt found

The Shofar Zimmt found and brought with him to Tucson is on display at the Jewish History Museum in Tucson

May 13, 2014 9:53 am
4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

George Barisich poses for a photo on his boat in Chalmette, La., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons of spew that would become the worst offshore…

April 11, 2014 4:47 pm
Susan and Meyer Neuman

Susan and Meyer Neuman

Susan and Meyer Neuman arrived in Tucson in June 1957 with their oldest son and daughter Rosie Eilat Kahn. The Neumans were among the first Holocaust survivors to call Southern Arizona their new home.

February 28, 2014 4:19 pm
Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest

Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest

The Grand Prize Winner is announced for the Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest. Sierra McLean, age 14, a student at City High School, has won the grand prize for her design paying tribute to Tucson's 238th birthday. 

August 23, 2013 3:27 pm
Postal stamp winner

Postal stamp winner

Sierra McLean, 14, a student at City High School, was the grand prize winner of the Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest. Her design pays tribute to Tucson's 238th birthday. The top five winners from three age groups were given awards and prizes Friday at a ceremony at the Postal History Fou…

August 23, 2013 2:44 pm
Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest Winner

Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest Winner

Fourteen-year-old Sierra McLean's design won the 2013 Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest.

August 23, 2013 1:15 pm
Finding rock with silver, gold led to Pearce mining

Finding rock with silver, gold led to Pearce mining

A 14-horse freight train delivers provisions to Pearce. Before the arrival of the railroad, teams such as this one hauled ore from Pearce to the railhead at Cochise. Photo is circa late 1890s to early 1900s.

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George Rogers Clark, an American Revolutionary frontier officer whose troops seized and held Kaskaskia and Cahokia from the British in 1778. He is more famous for capturing the British fort at present-day Vincennes, Ind., the next year. On May 26, 1780, warriors led by British officers attac…

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Charles Gratiot, a prominent St. Louis merchant who served as translator for his French-speaking fellow citizens during the transfer ceremony. Gratiot had married Victoire Chouteau, youngest daughter of Madame Chouteau, the founding mother of St. Louis, and her companion, city founder Pierre…

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An artist's depiction of the British-led attack upon the village of St. Louis on May 26, 1780. The painting, by Oscar Berninghaus of St. Louis, is one of the scenes from Missouri's early history that are on the walls of the mezzanine level of the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. They were…

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This week on TV

This week on TV

There are no tired raping-and-pillaging stereotypes in this nine-part scripted series, "Vikings," which starts tonight.

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This week on TV

This week on TV

There are no tired raping-and-pillaging stereotypes in this nine-part scripted series, "Vikings," which starts tonight.

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Stamp aficionados can collect some AZ history this weekend

Stamp aficionados can collect some AZ history this weekend

Commemorative envelope for the 150th anniversary of establishment of the Arizona Territory on Feb. 24, 1863. The envelopes bear stamps from the Civil War battles of Antietam or New Orleans.

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Missouri's emancipation ordinance

Missouri's emancipation ordinance

A lithograph produced for the Westliche Post, a German-language newspaper in St. Louis, to honor adoption of Missouri's emancipation ordinance. A state constitutional convention meeting at the Mercantile Library in St. Louis voted 60-4 on Jan. 11, 1865, to immediately abolish slavery in Miss…

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Hospital, school, shrine due to Oteros

Hospital, school, shrine due to Oteros

Sabino Martinez de Otero helped run the Tubac school, shown here in 1933.

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Hospital, school, shrine due to Oteros

Hospital, school, shrine due to Oteros

Sabino Martinez de Otero helped run the Tubac school and helped the Sisters of Carondelet develop St. Mary’s Hospital and the St. Joseph’s Orphanage.

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The ruins of the Missouri State Building after the fire during the 1904 World’s Fair. Firefighters saved part of the west wing, shown in the foreground. As the fire spread, firefighters and other rescue workers retrieved many artifacts in that wing. Among the items saved was the bell that th…

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The Missouri State Building on fire on the evening of Nov. 19, 1904. The dome burned and collapsed.

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An interior shot of the Missouri Building, showing the auditorium after the fire at the 1904 World's Fair.

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The Pacific Railroad's locomotive "Thomas O'Sullivan," named after the railroad's chief construction engineer, who died in the Gasconade wreck. O'Sullivan was riding in the locomotive cab with Hudson Bridge, railroad president, who survived. O'Sullivan was crushed by the overturned locomotiv…

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Henry P. Chouteau, a member of St. Louis' first family, was killed in the wreck. Chouteau, 50, was a son of Auguste and Marie Therese Chouteau. His father was with Pierre Laclede when St. Louis was established in 1764. At the scene, Chouteau had to be identified by his ticket. (Missouri Hist…

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Hudson Bridge, president of the Pacific Railroad. The railroad had invited about 600 political, business and social leaders on the special train. Bridge was in the cab of the locomotive "Missouri" when the accident occurred. He was thrown free and survived. (Missouri History Museum)

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An invitation from Jefferson City for the passengers who took the first Pacific Railroad train from St. Louis on Nov. 1, 1855. Several hundred people waited in Jefferson City to greet the train with a banquet, but it wrecked in the collapse of the bridge over the Gasconade River, killing 31 …

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Look Back: 1861 state convention

Look Back: 1861 state convention

In 1870, one year after the convention in St. Louis to push for moving the nation's capital to the Mississippi River, Logan Uriah Reavis published a book, "St. Louis, Future Great City of the World," in which he continued promoting his idea. The book went through several printings, including…

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St. Louis Mercantile Library

St. Louis Mercantile Library

In 1870, one year after the convention in St. Louis to push for moving the nation's capital to the Mississippi River, Logan Uriah Reavis published a book, "St. Louis, Future Great City of the World," in which he continued promoting his idea. The book went through several printings, including…

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Mexico: Mayan ball court has sacred celestial marker

Mexico: Mayan ball court has sacred celestial marker

A ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza. Mexican archaeologists say the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures to observe the equinoxes and solstices.

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Education notes

Education notes

This whimsical design depicting a horse wearing boots was a winner for Lorenzo Corza, 11, who attends Drexel Elementary School. The design will be used on custom U.S. postage.

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Stamp contest

Stamp contest

An Apollo Middle School student has been named the winner of the fifth annual Tucson Birthday Stamp Design Contest. Lorenzo Corza, 11, created his design as a student at Drexel Elementary School.More than 100 students enter the Postal History Foundation contest every year.

August 31, 2012 5:41 pm
New on DVD

New on DVD

Bill Paxton portrays Randall McCoy in the Emmy-nominated History Channel miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys."

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'Hatfields & McCoys' is ratings record-setter

'Hatfields & McCoys' is ratings record-setter

Kevin Costner, above, and Bill Paxton play the patriarchs of the battling West Virginia and Kentucky families.

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Civil War souvenir envelopes for sale

Civil War souvenir envelopes for sale

Envelopes commemorating Tucson's return to Union control during the Civil War will be on sale on Sunday at the Postal History Foundation on North First Avenue.

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Swamp People

Swamp People

Mitchell Guist, right, and his brother Glenn were cast members on the History Channel TV show, "Swamp People." Mitchell Guist died Monday, officials said.

May 14, 2012 12:58 pm
Smithsonian's "First Ladies" exhibit

Smithsonian's "First Ladies" exhibit

The image released by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History shows first lady Dolley Madison�s evening gown which goes on display at the museum on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, as part of a new exhibition titled "The First Ladies." The embroidered gown is a silk satin open robe hand-…

November 18, 2011 3:14 pm
Smithsonian's "First Ladies" exhibit

Smithsonian's "First Ladies" exhibit

The image released by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History shows first lady Caroline Harrison's evening gown which goes on display at the museum on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, as part of a new exhibition titled "The First Ladies." The dress is a burgundy velvet and gray satin eve…

November 18, 2011 3:14 pm
Study estimates Earth's species at 8.8 million

Study estimates Earth's species at 8.8 million

This blind, hairy species, distantly related to the squat lobster, was found in 2005 in hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific near Antarctica.

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History's 'Top Gear' shifts into drive for second season of car escapades

History's 'Top Gear' shifts into drive for second season of car escapades

Tanner Foust, left, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara get giddy about cars in "Top Gear," the U.S. version of a popular British TV show. The second season begins at 10 p.m. Sunday.

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1910 time capsule will open at 1st synagogue

1910 time capsule will open at 1st synagogue

A Kress Co. postcard shows Temple Emanu-El, Tucson's first synagogue, in 1914. The structure now houses the Jewish History Museum.

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Investigate your world

Investigate your world

The Jewish History Museum is in the former home of Temple Emanu-El, Arizona's oldest Reform Jewish synagogue.

September 24, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Chinese culture group to examine immigration, history

To celebrate the annual Autumn Moon Festival, the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center at 1288 W. River Road will offer a full day of Chinese-American history from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25.

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Afghanistan demands a major commitment, but why?

News leaked recently that President Obama had called a group of historians to the White House a few months ago to educate him on the thinking of President Lyndon Johnson in late 1964 as Johnson weighed the possibility of ordering a major military escalation in Vietnam.

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