In this year leading up to Arizona's centennial, Feb. 14, 2012, we'll reprint a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

Nov. 30, 1912

W. E. (Billy) Ferguson, who has the state agency for the Buick cars, and drove in the San Diego to Phoenix race this fall, was in Tucson yesterday from Phoenix. Ferguson drove down in his machine, and went back late yesterday afternoon. He will open an agency in Tucson within a short time. The details of the business have not been completed. He will return to Tucson in a few days for the final settlement of his business.

- Arizona Daily Star

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