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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
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
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
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
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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Sheriff Jim McDonald and Eva Dugan

Sheriff Jim McDonald and Eva Dugan

Sheriff James McDonald and Eva Dugan

April 21, 2011 9:30 am
Eva Dugan

Eva Dugan

Eva Dugan

April 18, 2011 2:57 pm
Eva Dugan

Eva Dugan

Eva Dugan

April 18, 2011 12:15 am
100 Years of the Pima County Fair

100 Years of the Pima County Fair

Barney Oldfield CQ BARNEY OLDFIELD was a major racing star in the early 1900s. He won a race in Tucson in 1915. Horse and auto racing were introduced to the fair in 1915.

April 08, 2011 2:00 pm
100 Years of the Pima County Fair

100 Years of the Pima County Fair

A variety of products are on display at this stand marked as First Pima County Fair 1912. Image #44618

April 08, 2011 2:00 pm
100 Years of the Pima County Fair

100 Years of the Pima County Fair

Harness racing at the Seinfeld track. Horse and auto racing were introduced to the fair in 1915. #B93467

April 08, 2011 2:00 pm
Dr. James & James Stuart Douglas: Father and son built mining empires, towns, schools & more

Dr. James & James Stuart Douglas: Father and son built mining empires, towns, schools & more

Canadian-born James Douglas got into mining when he was called to help — unsuccessfully — save his father’s mine from financial ruin. He learned, though, and with a partner developed the first commercial electrolytic copper refining process. His expertise earned him a job as consultant to Ph…

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Maria Wakefield Fish & Harriett Bolton Wasson: Schoolmarms were hired at the right price

Maria Wakefield Fish & Harriett Bolton Wasson: Schoolmarms were hired at the right price

Tucson’s earliest free public school was short-lived. Then, in 1873, Arizona Citizen Editor John Wasson took up the cause and heeded advice that two women teachers could be hired for the price of one man. Wasson met Miss Wakefield on a train and arranged for her to come to Tucson along with …

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Geronimo: Elusive freedom fighter to paches, killer to 'White Eyes'

Geronimo: Elusive freedom fighter to paches, killer to 'White Eyes'

His name alone stirred passion throughout this region in the late 1800s: Geronimo. Many Apaches viewed him, then and since, as a symbol of resistance to the wave of settlers and soldiers sweeping their homeland. Anglos here and Mexicans in Sonora saw him as the icon of Indian savagery. Yet G…

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Louis C. & Josephine Brawley Hughes: Tucson’s power couple of the late 19th century

Louis C. & Josephine Brawley Hughes: Tucson’s power couple of the late 19th century

It was the desert climate and a budding law career that lured Louis, a sickly Civil War veteran, to Tucson in 1871. For the rest of the century, Louis, Sam Hughes’ younger brother, had his hand in almost all things Tucson. He founded the Arizona Daily Star, sat on the university Board of Reg…

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Michael J. & Timothy A. Riordan: Built twin Arts and Crafts-style mansions in Flagstaff

Michael J. & Timothy A. Riordan: Built twin Arts and Crafts-style mansions in Flagstaff

The Riordans ran a lumber mill, opened the town’s first electric company and built Lake Mary reservoir. They were movers and shakers in the construction of schools, churches, a library and other civic ventures. Their mansions, connected by a “cabin,” were built in 1904 and designed by archit…

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Dillinger's Tucson days

Dillinger's Tucson days

 

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How we became a desert metropolis

How we became a desert metropolis

 

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