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    • "Arizona's Postal History" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Words connect people. As long as there have been people living in this place we call Arizona, they have been connecting through words. Not only do words connect people over distances in space, but words also connect people over distances in...
    • "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,...
    • "Bill Becomes a Law" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • This hands-on exhibit allows museum patrons to experience the creation of a new law. Even though Arizona voters can directly propose laws, the majority of laws are passed in the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives through the Legislative...
    • "Campaign for Statehood" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • After construction was completed on the new capitol building in 1901, Arizona once again began its campaign for statehood. Unfortunately, the U. S. Government was wary of granting statehood to Arizona believing its infrastructure was unstable, its...
    • "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...
    • "Figures from Arizona's Past" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Diverse peoples forged this multi-faceted landscape we call Arizona. Each imprinted an indelible mark on our culture, society, economy, traditions and laws. All of these people played a role in forming the state we live in today. They forged...
    • "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...
    • "Flying Colors -Flags of Arizona" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • Several flags have flown over present-day Arizona in the last 500 years. From the exploration of Spanish Conquistadors through American statehood, Arizona has had a diverse and colorful history, chronicled through her "Flying Colors."
    • "Historic House" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • After bouncing around the Territory for 38 years, the Arizona Territorial House of Representatives met in this chamber from 1901-1911. Arizona's Constitution was hammered out here in the fall of 1910. The State House of Representatives remained...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "Nature's Mirror: Images and Artifacts from the Edward S. Curtis Collection" Exhibit

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    • Arizona State Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.); Historical museums; Civic and government museums
    • This special exhibit highlights two distinctive collections compiled by the photographer Edward S. Curtis. The photographs and baskets collected transcend Curtis, they are a testament to the lives of the men and women with whom he came in contact....
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • "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...
    • 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...

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