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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The "Declaration of Independence" comes to Phoenix

    • The "Declaration of Independence" comes to Phoenix
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1732-1807
    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • An original copy of the "Declaration of Independence" came to the Arizona Capitol Museum on Saturday, February 20, 2009. Thousands came for a one-time, free viewing in the Capitol Rotunda from 8 AM to 5 PM. The Continental Congress, on July 4th,...
    • 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...
    • House Gallery

    • House Gallery
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • The fourth floor was one way the citizens of Arizona could be informed about the government. With the Legislative Chambers and the Supreme Court planned for the third floor, the intent was for the public to observe sessions from the fourth floor...
    • 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...
    • Arizona Statehood Day, 2009.  Secretary of State Ken Bennett

    • Arizona Statehood Day, 2009. Secretary of State Ken Bennett
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Secretary of State Ken Bennett at the 2009 Arizona Statehood Day at the Arizona State Capitol Museum in the Restored Senate Chambers. Here, the Honorable Ken Bennett is giving a memorial tribute to the Former Speaker and Senator Jake Flake, Dr....
    • Arizona Statehood Day, 2007. 21st Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano

    • Arizona Statehood Day, 2007. 21st Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Governor Janet Napolitano at the 2007 Arizona Statehood Day, in the restored Senate Chamber. More than forty museums and historical sites participated. Then President of the Arizona Senate, Ken Bennett received the Polly Rosenbaum Award from the...
    • Arizona Statehood Day, 2006. Sandra Day O'Connor

    • Arizona Statehood Day, 2006. Sandra Day O'Connor
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the 2006 Arizona Statehood Day celebration at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Arizona Statehood Day is a yearly celebration of the anniversary of Arizona's admission to the United States of America.
    • Arizona Senate, Statehood Day, 2007

    • Arizona Senate, Statehood Day, 2007
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • This is a photo of Arizona Statehood Day 2007. Arizona Statehood Day is an annual celebration of Arizona's admission to the United States of America. Here are Arizona Senators conducting a ceremonial session in the Arizona Capitol Museum House...
    • 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...
    • "We the People of Arizona..." Exhibit

    • "We the People of Arizona..." Exhibit
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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Like the "United States Constitution," the "Arizona State Constitution" is designed to change according to the needs and expectations of the people. A change to the constitution is an amendment. The walls of “We the People of Arizona...” are...
    • "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 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...
    • "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...
    • "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...

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