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    • December 16

    • Newcomer, E. D.
    • Navajo Indians--Photographs--20th century
    • The first Navajo Tribal Fair was held at Window Rock on this date in 1938. This photograph shows crowds at the 1951 fair.
    • January 7

    • Magee, Gene
    • Aerial photographs, Tucson
    • Realty Digest announced on this date in 1949 that 5,000 homes were built in Tucson in 1948. This undated image depicts the sprawl of development in Tucson.
    • January 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Jaastad, Henry O., 1872-1965; Mayors--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1932, Tucson Mayor Henry O. Jaastad tried to cut working hours and pay of city employees but ran into provisions of the city charter. Shown is a portrait of Mayor Jaastad taken by Buehman Studios in Tucson.
    • March 5

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Express highways--Arizona--Tucson
    • Cranes installed girders on this date in 1959 to create an overpass on the Tucson's new controlled access highway at St. Mary's Road.
    • May 14

    • Buehman Studios
    • University of Arizona. Board of Regents; University of Arizona--Faculty
    • On this date in 1933, the University of Arizona Board of Regents dropped 66 teachers and cut salaries of others from 5 to 15 percent in a cost-saving move. Tempe dropped 11, gave leave to three more, and saw its president resign. This photograph of...
    • January 29

    • Newcomer, E.D.
    • Rescue work--Arizona--Navajo Indian Reservation.
    • The project known as Operation Haylift began on this date in 1949. As a result of a severe blizzard which hit the Western United States and left 35 inches of snow covering the northwest portion of the Navajo Reservation, U.S. Air Force pilots...
    • January 9

    • Bovee, B.R.
    • Donkeys; Taxation--Arizona
    • On this date in 1912, tax assessors of Arizona, meeting at Douglas, spent most of the day in a stormy session debating the taxable worth of burros, of which two examples are pictured here. After considerable argument, a tax of $5 per head was...
    • April 5

    • Unknown
    • Desert Sanatorium (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1944, newspapers reported that the Tucson Medical Center would open soon in place of the Desert Sanatorium. This photograph shows the Desert Sanatorium as it appeared in 1935.
    • May 5

    • Unknown
    • Hand, George O., 1830-1887--Diaries
    • On this date in 1887, George Hand, a Tucson pioneer, wrote in his diary that an earthquake struck southern Arizona causing two-storey buildings to sway and entire mountain sides to give way in the Catalina Mountains. This portrait of George Hand...
    • June 5

    • Unknown
    • Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). Yuma County Chapter; Racism--Arizona
    • On this date in 1921, the Ku Klux Klan burned a fiery cross at Telegraph Pass near Yuma. The Yuma Klan was established in 1921; they held their meetings at Somerton, Arizona, about ten miles southwest of Yuma. The membership was about 50 men; most...
    • August 5

    • Farquhar, J. Theo
    • World War, 1914-1918--Arizona
    • On this date in 1917, the first Arizona Regiment was drafted into the United States Army. By the end of World War I, 8,113 men in Arizona had entered the National Guard; 1,854 were in the regular Army; 1,269 men were in the Navy; and 147 men were...
    • February 4

    • Buehman Studio
    • Kidnapping--Arizona--Miscellanea
    • On this date in 1932, Gordon Sawyer, vice-president of the Southern Arizona Bank in Tucson, was kidnapped. The bank offered $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the abductor. In this undated photo, Tucson police examine evidence in the...
    • September 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Rialto Theater (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • After being closed for two years, the Rialto Theater reopened, creating jobs for 25 Tucsonans on this date in 1933.
    • October 5

    • Unknown
    • Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)--History
    • The U.S. Department of the Interior on this date in 1903 authorized construction of Roosevelt Dam. It was the first great irrigation enterprise attempted by the federal government. This undated picture shows the spot on the Salt River where the dam...
    • October 7

    • Unknown
    • Palace Hotel (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • The Palace Hotel advertised on this date in 1886 that meals would be $5 per week, $1 for three meals or 50 cents a meal. This undated photograph shows the front entrance to the hotel.
    • November 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Women in aeronautics
    • Aviatrix Katherine Stinson flew over Tucson on this date in 1915 and dropped Arizona's first official air mail letters near the Tucson Post Office. This undated photo shows Stinson in front of her plane.
    • November 9

    • Newcomer, E.D.
    • Indians of North America--Politics and government
    • The White Mountain and Fort Apache Reservations were established on this date in 1871. This circa 1952 photo shows a building on the Fort Apache Reservation.
    • December 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Western Union Telegraph Company Photographs
    • On this date in 1873, Tucsonans celebrated the completion of the military telegraph to the town. The telegraph was an important means of communication for Arizonans well into the 20th century. This undated photograph shows Western Union Telegraph...
    • July 5

    • Unknown
    • United States--Boundaries--Mexico--History; Mexican-American Border Region--History--20th century; United States. Army--History
    • Eight thousand U.S. troops took up active duty on the Arizona-Mexico border on this date in 1916. This photograph shows the 6th U.S. Field Artillery Camp at Douglas, Arizona on May 3, 1915.
    • August 21

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Hughes Aircraft Company; Aerospace industries--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1959, Tucson's biggest employer was Hughes Aircraft with 5, 200 employees. This photograph of the Hughes Aircraft Plant and workers is undated.

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