Monthly Archives: October 2009

Will the Arizona Centennial Be the Last? At this point, 2012 seems an inauspicious year for celebration. First, Arizona is suffering the worst economic depression since the 1930s. Where will the money come from for a huge birthday bash? The … Continue reading

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Scenes in old Ajo, Arizona[click on an image to see full size; right-click to save] The Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend Railroad ran 42 miles of single track from the Southern Pacific at Gila Bend to an attractive mission style … Continue reading

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A is for Ajo, Alpine and Apache Junction. Arivaca, Ash Fork and Avondale.Don’t forget Adamana, Ahwatukee and Anthem!B is for Benson, Bisbee and Bullhead City. Also Bagdad, Buckeye, Bowie and Bylas.C is for Calabasas, Casa Grande and Chandler. Not to … Continue reading

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Arizonac or Arizona? The American historian Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832-1918) created a publishing company in San Francisco in 1852 that grew into a veritable history factory with a large staff researching and turning out popular histories of western states, including … Continue reading

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This postcard from around 1905 shows the lush broadleaf trees and shrubs that grow on the hills and in valleys along small streams around Nogales and extending into Mexico. For modern pictures of the hills surrounding the Arizona ranch in … Continue reading

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Arizona Is a Basque Word “Arizona” is an expression in the Basque language meaning “the good oak tree.” It is used to designate a place where good oak trees grow. Ethnic Basques, whose homeland is the region around the Pyrenees … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday Arizona ! (almost) 1912-2012 Recalling the past hundred years and before—the renown episodes, the forgotten history and the secrets. Arizona 1912 – 2012The Sonoran Desert State – The Grand Canyon State – The Mountain Forest State

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