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    • April 18

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Chiricahua National Monument (Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1924, Chiricahua National Monument was established. This undated photograph of the park shows some of the formations which gave the park its nickname the "Wonderland of Rock."
    • 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.
    • February 2

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Aerospace industries--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1951, Howard Hughes' company Hughes Aircraft, announced plans to build a multi-million dollar defense plant in Tucson and to hire as many as 8,000 employees. Hughes built the plant and then immediately sold it to the U.S. Air Force,...
    • July 9

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Tohono O'Odham Indians--Food; Fruit--Sonoran Desert
    • On this date in 1958, the Tohono O'odham people were engaged in their traditional harvest of saguaro fruit which they call bahidaj. Harvesters knocked or pulled the fruits off the tops of the saguaros using a tall pole made of saguaro ribs called...
    • November 16

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Airplanes, Military--Photographs
    • On this date in 1945, Davis Monthan Air Base was selected as the storage site for B-29s. This undated photo shows a B-29 being moved across the Southern Pacific railroad tracks in Tucson.

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