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    • The Arizona Capitol Museum

    • The Arizona Capitol Museum
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The Arizona Capitol Museum offers education and enjoyment for all our guests. It is housed in this modest, four-floor stone structure with the distinctive copper dome. The museum was originally the capitol of the Arizona Territory and then the...
    • Winged Victory

    • Winged Victory
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Seventeen feet tall, weighing 600 pounds, and reaching 95 feet above the ground; Winged Victory, a wind vane, has watched over Arizona government since 1900. Originally the dome on the Capitol building was an off white color like many other...
    • Arizona Capitol Museum Entry

    • Arizona Capitol Museum Entry
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • This is the first floor rotunda of the Arizona Capitol Museum. Our helpful volunteers are seated at the desk to the left. The volunteer desk is also where our free tours convene at 10 AM and 2 PM, Mondays through Fridays. For information about...
    • Great Seal of the State of Arizona Seal Mosiac

    • Great Seal of the State of Arizona Seal Mosiac
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • This Great Seal of the State of Arizona was installed in 1923 in the rotunda of the Arizona Capitol. Shortly afterwards, it was discovered that two of the five C's of Arizona were left out. If you look closely, you will find a copper miner, blue...
    • Copper Miner Statue from the U. S. S. Arizona Silver Service

    • Copper Miner Statue from the U. S. S. Arizona Silver Service
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Reed & Barton cast this bronze statue of a copper miner as part of the U. S. S. Arizona Silver Service. The miner was kept in the hall outside of the captain's quarters except when used for receptions. The statue of a miner represents Arizona's...
    • Chinese Gymnasts Checking Out a Model of the U. S. S. Arizona

    • Chinese Gymnasts Checking Out a Model of the U. S. S. Arizona
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Chinese Gymnasts checking out a model of the U. S. S. Arizona from the larger exhibit on the life and death of the Battleship Arizona. The U. S. S. Arizona was 608 feet in length and 97 feet 1 inch across at its widest part. The Arizona displaced...
    • "Flagship of the Fleet: Life and Death of the U. S. S. Arizona" Exhibit

    • "Flagship of the Fleet: Life and Death of the U. S. S. Arizona" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The U. S. S. Arizona was a Navy battleship, sunk during the December 7th, 1941 Japanese air assault on Pearl Harbor. The wreckage of the ship, which produced 1,177 casualties, remains on the bottom of the ocean floor. Although she is remembered...
    • "The Gratitude Train: Artifacts from the French 'Merci' Train Collection" Exhibit

    • "The Gratitude Train: Artifacts from the French 'Merci' Train Collection" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • After World War II the United States developed several plans to aid in the recovery of Europe. Some were official such as the Marshall plan, while others were grassroots efforts like the Friendship Train. The train carried individual contributions...
    • "Arizona's State Symbols" Exhibit

    • "Arizona's State Symbols" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • History is told through symbols. Arizona's symbols tell us about our state. This exhibit highlights the sixteen state symbols identified as representative of Arizona's environment, society and economy. The State Seal, colors, flag, anthem, flower,...
    • View of Chandelier from the Second Floor Rotunda

    • View of Chandelier from the Second Floor Rotunda
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • View of the rotunda on the second floor of the Arizona Capitol Museum. The chandelier has globes that point both up and down. Historically, the globes that point up housed gas lights and the globes that pointed down were electric. Today the...
    • "Civilizing the West: Fred Harvey and his Harvey Girls" Exhibit

    • "Civilizing the West: Fred Harvey and his Harvey Girls" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The Harvey Girls were instrumental to the success of the Fred Harvey Company. In the late 1800's, most train travelers would have had a hard time finding a place to rest or eat. Seeing travelers’ unmet needs, Fred Harvey decided to build hotels...
    • Selections from the Arizona Capitol Museum Art Collection, Second Floor Hallway

    • Selections from the Arizona Capitol Museum Art Collection, Second Floor Hallway
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The Arizona Capitol Museum exhibits art as well as political artifacts. Art is an important part of our collection. Whether large format oil on canvas paintings by early artists Lon Megargee (shown here) or David Swing, or a lithograph from modern...
    • "Water vs. Rattlesnakes, Judge Kibbey Presiding" Exhibit

    • "Water vs. Rattlesnakes, Judge Kibbey Presiding" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • "Without water the Salt River Valley would still be a desert uninhabited save by the jack rabbit, coyote, and the rattlesnake; and devoid of vegetation except the sage brush and the cactus. Water is just as essential to the maintenance of the...
    • "The Governor's Office" Exhibit

    • "The Governor's Office" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • A Governor is the highest ranking executive of a commonwealth area (state, territory, or colony). Governors of a state are usually elected to the position by the citizens of that state. Occupying a small corner at the end of the north hallway is...
    • "Rough Riders Flag" Exhibit

    • "Rough Riders Flag" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The Arizona Column of the Rough Riders carried this silk flag, which was chosen as the regimental colors, into Cuba during the Spanish-American War of 1898. The flag was sewn in one night by the Women's Relief Corps of Phoenix and presented to the...
    • "Livestock Sanitary Board and State Veterinarian" Exhibit

    • "Livestock Sanitary Board and State Veterinarian" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • As the territory grew in population and enterprise, the government grew to meet evolving needs. Cattle ranching had been introduced by the Spanish in the 1600’s and had become a major economic interest by the time the territory was created. In...
    • "Tax Commissioners' Office" Exhibit

    • "Tax Commissioners' Office" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • In order to become a state, Arizona had to demonstrate a greater degree of financial independence. The Enabling Act stipulated that Arizona would need to have a tax funded public education system. State officials are not federal employees, so the...
    • "Mine Inspector's Office" Exhibit

    • "Mine Inspector's Office" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • In nearly all of the western states and territories mining has been an integral part of the economy. Much of the population increase in these areas was fueled by the mining industry attracting workers for large mines or independent prospectors. The...
    • "Secretary of State's Office" Exhibit

    • "Secretary of State's Office" Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Explore the office in charge of running state elections. Elected by the citizens of Arizona, the Secretary of State is a part of the executive branch of the Arizona state government and first in the order of succession should the governor be unable...

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