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    • December 11

    • December 11
    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1939-1945--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1941, following the United States declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, Tucson businessmen and Davis Monthan officials met to plan wartime blackout arrangements for Tucson. Many buildings on the...
    • December 22

    • December 22
    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1939-1945--Arizona--Tucson
    • An electric air raid siren was installed on the Sabino Canyon Road estate of Tucsonan Florence Pond on this date in 1941. The estate can be seen in this undated photograph. Other sirens were located throughout the Tucson area at the Southern...
    • August 1

    • August 1
    • Buehman Studios
    • United States. Navy--History; University of Arizona--History; World War, 1939-1945--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1944 the University of Arizona regained possession of Old Main as the U.S. Navy's training program prepared to evacuate 26 classrooms. This undated photograph is identified as a group from the Naval R.O.T.C. program on the...
    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011
    • Zúñiga, Mildred
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--California; Educators--Michigan; Educators--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History;
    • Mildred "Millie" Carrie Zúñiga was born in 1920 in Ohio on her family's farm. She talks about her family history, life during the Great Depression, and her struggles to get an education. She moved to Lansing, Michigan to find work before moving...
    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1

    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1
    • Terry Wheeler
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Southern...
    • Terry Wheeler talks about the history of his great gandparents, Irish emigrants, who came to Arizona working on the railroad in the late 1800s. Terry's mother told him stories about Pancho Villa and of seeing Geronimo, captured and waiting for...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011
    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...

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