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    • September 15

    • Newcomer, E. D.
    • Air pilots--Arizona--Photographs
    • The tri-motored Fokker plane named "Arizonan" owned by Southwest Air Service and piloted by Jack Frye, an aviation pioneer, set an altitude record of 23,200 feet on this date in 1929. This photograph shows Frye (left) in 1928 at the Phoenix Airport...
    • 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.
    • March 9

    • Unknown
    • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.)--Photographs
    • Davis Monthan Air Base weather station equipment operators can be seen providing round-the-clock weather reports for the flying personnel at the base in this photo taken March 9, 1955.
    • March 15

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Civil rights--Arizona
    • Civil rights marchers, shown in this photograph, protested in Tucson on this date in 1965.
    • March 11

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Civil rights demonstrations--Arizona--Tucson--Photographs
    • Civil rights demonstrators in Tucson on this date in 1966 protested the visit of Selma, Alabama, Sheriff James Clark whose talk was sponsored by a new group named the Tucson Committee to Support Your Local Police.
    • September 3

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Drag racing--Arizona--Tucson
    • Dragsters converged on Tucson on this date in 1967 for the Arizona State Drag Championships at the Tucson Dragway on Houghton Road. This photograph indicates admission was $3.
    • September 25

    • Tucson Citizen
    • El Conquistador Hotel (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • Demolition of the old El Conquistador Hotel began on this date in 1968. This 1968 photograph shows the Tucson landmark being torn down.
    • October 17

    • Tucson Citizen
    • U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Magnetic and Seismographic Observatory (Tucson, Ariz.)--Miscellanea
    • On this date in 1929, the completion of the U.S. Magnetic Observatory in Tucson was announced. The observatory was the first fully equipped facility for measuring atmospheric electricity in the United States and the third in the world. This 1968...
    • January 2

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Drag racing-- Arizona-- Tucson
    • On this date in 1965, pit crews readied their dragsters for racing day at the Tucson Dragway.
    • January 15

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
    • President Eisenhower landed at Davis-Monthan Airport on a visit to Tucson on this date in 1957.
    • April 3

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements; University of Arizona
    • On this date in 1968, students gathered at the University of Arizona to protest the draft for the war in Vietnam.
    • May 7

    • Tortorell, Dan
    • Kitt Peak National Observatory
    • On this date in 1959, Kitt Peak planned to install a solar telescope. This undated photograph shows a view of the structure intended to house the solar telescope.
    • January 26

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Hotels -- Arizona --Tucson
    • On this date in 1963, four Tucsonans purchased the Pioneer Hotel from the Steinfeld family interests. The Pioneer Hotel is shown here as it appeared on January 25, 1963, looking northwards on Stone Avenue in Tucson.
    • 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 19

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Kitt Peak National Observatory--History
    • On this date in 1956, it was reported that Kitt Peak was under consideration as an observatory site. This photo shows the board of the Association for Research in Astronomy officials of the National Science Foundation visiting during the...
    • January 14

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
    • On this date in 1967, protestors demonstrated against the Vietnam War draft along Scott Street in Tucson.
    • April 14

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Television--History
    • Television was coming to Tucson in 1952. The city received four channels on this date of that year. This photograph shows a closed circuit TV being viewed at the University of Arizona on December 12, 1958.
    • May 4

    • Newcomer, E. D.
    • Sheep--Arizona; Animal industry--Law and legislation--Arizona.
    • On this date in 1921, the State Supreme Court rules that Arizona law taxing sheep, cattle and horses owned by non-residents of the state was invalid. This photograph is identified as showing sheep being herded along the Heber-Reno Sheep Trail in...
    • November 13

    • Tucson Citizen
    • Television programs--Arizona--Tucson
    • Tucson received approval on this date in 1952 for television stations KVOA and KOPO. The medium of television grew in Tucson throughout the 1950s. This photograph shows the University of Arizona radio/television studio in 1955.
    • July 13

    • Tucson Citizen
    • St. Joseph's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.)--History
    • St. Joseph's Hospital opened on Tucson's east side on this date in 1961. This photograph is identified as the newly built St. Joseph's Hospital on August 3, 1960.

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