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Arizona State Seal

Arizona State Seal

Arizona’s state seal celebrates the traditional five C’s. Copper is represented by the miner, cattle by the cow, cotton and citrus by the fields and orchards, and climate by the sun.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel

Mother Katharine Drexel ca. 1915. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

March 03, 2014 4:45 pm
Frank H. Hitchcock

Frank H. Hitchcock

The road up Mount Lemmon bears the name of Frank H. Hitchcock, US postmaster general from 1909 to 1913.

February 24, 2014 3:22 pm
Hiram S. Stevens

Hiram S. Stevens

Hiram S. Stevens first came to Tucson in 1856.

January 06, 2014 2:42 pm
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson House in Greenville, Tenn., in 1886. Johnson died in 1875 and is buried in Greenville.

November 25, 2013 3:16 pm
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson took the oath of office in the Kirkwood House (Hotel) parlor in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865.

November 25, 2013 2:25 pm
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

A street near South Camino Seco and East Escalante Road is named for Andrew Johnson.

November 25, 2013 2:25 pm
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Republican (National Union) Presidential Ticket featured Lincoln and Johnson.

November 25, 2013 2:25 pm
Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Total Wreck mine and mill, looking west. Pima County, Arizona. 1909.

October 01, 2013 11:57 am
Total Wreck

Total Wreck

The town of Total Wreck, circa 1885, included several structures, including assay office, lodging and saloons.

September 30, 2013 1:13 pm
Richard C. McCormick

Richard C. McCormick

Richard C. McCormick, shown in the late 1800s, brought a printing press with him.

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Tombstone, A.T., in 1881. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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Commanche Chief Quanah Parker, ca 1892. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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Bat Masterson in 1879. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

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Gen. Nelson A. Miles

Gen. Nelson A. Miles

Gen. Nelson A. Miles in Santiago, Cuba

May 05, 2013 8:44 pm
Ring's reflections: New picture emerges of Hohokam culture

Ring's reflections: New picture emerges of Hohokam culture

In 1694, Father Kino named this Casa Grande-area building the Great House, probably built in the 1300s.

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Miles St. named for general

Miles St. named for general

Gen. Nelson A. Miles served in Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. Miles was awarded a sword from the people of Arizona and was honored in a parade in 1887.

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Miles St. named for general

Miles St. named for general

This picture of Gen. Nelson A. Miles was taken in 1860. He is credited in tracking down Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches in Arizona.

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Miles St. named for general

Miles St. named for general

Gen. Nelson A. Miles served in Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. Miles was awarded a sword from the people of Arizona and was honored in a parade in 1887.

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Miles St. named for general

Miles St. named for general

This picture of Gen. Nelson A. Miles was taken in 1860. He is credited in tracking down Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches in Arizona.

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Miles St. named for general

Miles St. named for general

Gen. Nelson A. Miles served in Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. Miles was awarded a sword from the people of Arizona and was honored in a parade in 1887.

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Miles St. named for general

Miles St. named for general

This picture of Gen. Nelson A. Miles was taken in 1860. He is credited in tracking down Geronimo and the Chiricahua Apaches in Arizona.

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Ring's reflections: This was another place in 9000 BC

Ring's reflections: This was another place in 9000 BC

Characteristic grooved Clovis points, like this one, mark a hunting culture that lived in our region thousands of years ago.

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Ring's reflections: Tucson is 'Bicycle Town USA'

Ring's reflections: Tucson is 'Bicycle Town USA'

The high-wheel bicycle of the 1870s was very unstable.

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17th-century Mohawk to be canonized Oct. 21

17th-century Mohawk to be canonized Oct. 21

This painting by Father Claude Chauchetière of Canada around 1690 is the only known portrait of Kateri Tekakwitha.

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Gen. Eugene Asa Carr was NY-born Union officer, Indian fighter

Gen. Eugene Asa Carr was NY-born Union officer, Indian fighter

Gen. Eugene Asa Carr, a career Army officer for whom a street in northeast Tucson is named.

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Out of the blue

Out of the blue

Leefdaal Castle, in the Belgian town of the same name, is near the spot where Henry "Jim" Latimore's B-24 crashed in 1944. More than 65 years later, the town is erecting a memorial to honor the crew.

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Leefdaal Castle in Belgium

Leefdaal Castle in Belgium

Leefdaal Castle in Belgium.

May 11, 2010 7:00 pm

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