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Browsing items in: Tucson Territorial Pioneer Project

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    • Frederick "Fritz" Contzen, 1834-1909

    • Arizona-Pioneer (U.S. Boundry Survey)
    • Contzen, Fritz, 1831-1909 -- Photographs.
    • Studio portrait of Frederick Contzen. A native of Germany, Frederick "Fritz" Contzen came to the United States at the age of 14 with his older brother Julius. They landed in Galveston, Texas and joined the Texas Rangers. His ranch, located about...
    • George Martin, Sr., 1832-1907

    • Bonine, Elias A., 1843-1916
    • Martin, George, 1832-1907.
    • Studio portrait of George Martin, Sr. Martin came to Tucson in 1883, where he opened the first of eight Martin drugstores in Tucson and Casa Grande.
    • Emerson Oliver Stratton, 1846-1902

    • Bradley & Rulofson
    • Stratton, Emerson Oliver
    • Studio portrait of Emerson Oliver Stratton. A native of New York, Stratton moved to Arizona in 1875 as bookkeeper for the Overland Stage Co. at Maricopa Wells. He developed and operated the Stratton Mines near Mount Lemmon.
    • Samuel Hughes, 1829-1917

    • Buehman & Co.
    • Hughes, Samuel
    • Studio portrait of Samuel Hughes. Sam Hughes' family emigrated from Wales to Pennsylvania when he was eight years old. He came to Tucson in 1858 because of his health, starting out as a butcher selling meat wholesale and retail. He organized the...
    • Francis H. Goodwin, 1835-1892

    • Buehman & Hartwell
    • Goodwin, Francis Henry, 1835-1892.
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Francis Goodwin. A native of Georgia, Dr. Goodwin arrived in the Arizona Territory in 1867. He was a U.S. Marshal and served in the Territorial Legislature.
    • Hiram Sanford Stevens, 1832-1893

    • Buehman & Hartwell
    • Stevens, Hiram Sanford
    • Studio portrait of Hiram Sanford Stevens. Hiram Stevens was born in Vermont and came to the Arizona Territory in 1854 at age 19. He was a soldier, a merchant, a post trader and a gambler. Stevens was a Pima County supervisor, Mayor of Tucson, and...
    • Don Wah, 1876-1961

    • Buehman Studios
    • Chinese Americans -- Arizona -- Tucson -- Portraits; Don Wah -- Photographs.
    • Studio portrait of Don Wah. Don Wah was a successful Tucson merchant for about 50 years after opening a small retail grocery store at the corner of Meyer and 17th Streets in the early 20th century.
    • Robert N. Leatherwood, 1844-1920

    • Buehman Studios
    • Leatherwood, R. N.
    • Studio portrait of Robert Leatherwood. Robert Leatherwood was born in North Carolina and fought in the Confederate Army before coming to Arizona Territory in 1869. He was Captain of the Tucson Rangers, Pima County Sheriff, member of the Territory...
    • Jesus Maria Elias, 1829-1896

    • Buehman Studios
    • Elias, Jesus Maria
    • Studio portrait of Jesus Maria Elias. Jesus Maria Elias was born in Tubac and served on the First Territory Legislature.
    • Alfonso Lazard, 1831-1895

    • Buehman Studios
    • Lazard, Alfonso
    • Studio portrait of Alfonso Lazard. A native of Alsace, France, he was also known as "Frenchie." He arrived in Tucson in 1859.
    • Charles Hermann Meyer, 1829-1907

    • Buehman Studios
    • Meyer, Charles Hermann
    • Studio portrait of Charles Hermann Meyer. German-born Meyer made his mark in Tucson as Justice of the Peace. He served continuously in that office or as City Recorder from 1864 to 1903.
    • Charles Blenman, 1859-1936

    • Buehman Studios
    • Pioneers -- Arizona -- Tucson; Blenman, Charles
    • Studio portrait of Charles Blenman. He homesteaded a square mile of land in Tucson and donated a block for a public park, which became Blenman Park. Blenman School is named for him.
    • Federico Ronstadt, 1868-1954

    • Buehman Studios
    • Ronstadt, Federico
    • Studio portrait of Federico Ronstadt. Federico Ronstadt was a successful merchant in Tucson, running the F. Ronstadt Hardware Company. He had a great love of music and founded Tucson's first orchestra, the Club Filarmonico Tucsonense. The singer,...
    • Selim Franklin, 1850-1927

    • Buehman Studios
    • Franklin, Selim
    • Studio portrait of Selim Franklin. In 1884, Franklin was elected as a member of the 13th Legislative Assembly of Arizona and afterwards served as attorney for the City of Tucson. Selim Franklin became known as the father of the University of...
    • William Sanders Oury, 1817-1887

    • Buehman Studios
    • Oury, William Sanders, 1817-1887
    • Studio portrait of William S. Oury. William Oury was born in Virginia and raised in Missouri. He came to Tucson in 1856 with his brother Granville. In Tucson he was sheriff, a rancher, and a manager for the Butterfield Stage.
    • Leopoldo Carrillo, 1836-1890

    • Buehman Studios
    • Carrillo, Leopoldo
    • Studio portrait of Leopoldo Carrillo. Born in Sonora, Mexico, Leopoldo Carrillo arrived in what is now present day Arizona in 1859. Carrillo School in Tucson is named in his honor.
    • Henry Buehman, 1851-1912

    • Buehman Studios
    • Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912
    • Studio portrait of Henry Buehman. Henry Buehman, born in Bremen, Germany, came to the Arizona Territory in 1873. In 1875, he purchased the Adolpho Rodrigo Photographic Parlor and renamed it Buehman Studio. Henry's son, Albert, took over the...
    • Hiram W. Fenner, 1859-1929

    • Buehman Studios
    • Fenner, Hiram
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Hiram W. Fenner. After receiving his medical degree, Fenner was appointed physician of the Copper Queen Mining Company in Bisbee where he practiced until 1883, when he moved to Tucson. He married Ida Hemme and was on the...
    • John Spring, 1845-1924

    • Buehman Studios
    • Spring, John
    • Studio portrait of John Spring. A native of Switzerland, Spring arrived in Tucson in 1866 and helped establish the public school system.
    • Robert Humphrey Forbes, 1867-1968

    • Buehman Studios
    • Forbes, Robert Humphrey
    • Studio portrait of Robert Humphrey Forbes. He was director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Arizona and director of the College of Agriculture. In 1918, he began work as agricultural consultant for the British government...

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