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

Jan. 24, 1912

CLIFTON - A new station was placed upon the map of the A. & N. M. railway last Monday morning. Its name is "Smelter," and will be more familiarly known to Cliftonites as the Stockyards. It is the site chosen for the new reduction plant of the Arizona Copper company, limited, and the actual construction work was begun last Monday morning and at present not less than 150 men are employed and additional working men are being added to the working force daily.

- The Tucson Citizen

The Tucson Citizen

The Sundt Cos., O'Rielly Chevrolet, Research Corp. for Science Advancement, the University of Arizona, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Rosemont Copper, Tucson Realty & Trust. Co., Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care, Walgreens and Carondelet Health Network are sponsors of the Star's Arizona Centennial project.