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    • May 10

    • Zinn, Edward
    • Wagon trains; Apache Indian Wars
    • On this date in 1869, the Tully and Ochoa wagon train was attacked in Canyon del Oro by 300 Indians. Five men were killed and many more were wounded, mules were stolen and the wagons burned. This painting by Edward Zinn is identified as depicting a...
    • March 12

    • Winn, Frederic
    • Sabino Canyon Dam (Tucson, Ariz.)--Miscellanea
    • The building of Sabino Canyon Dam got underway on this date in 1936. This undated photograph shows part of the construction which was done by Works Progress Administration workers.
    • 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."
    • 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,...
    • September 4

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Navajo Indians--Photographs--20th century
    • On this date in 1924, the first Arizona Indian cast his ballot under the provisions of a congressional act granting citizenship to Native Americans. This undated photograph shows Navajo voters.
    • February 10

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Hi Jolly, d. 1903
    • The Greek camel driver, Hadji Ali, arrived in the United State on this date in 1857 with a shipload of camels destined to open the first wagon road along the 35th parallel across Arizona. Ali, shown in this undated photograph, became known as Hi...
    • February 17

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Cattle drives--Arizona--Photographs
    • On this day in 1926, it was reported in the Arizona Republic that three rustlers had shipped 237 head of cattle out of Arizona with forged certificates of ownership. Cattle ranching has had a long history in the economy of the state. This...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • July 18

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Steward Observatory; University of Arizona. Department of Astronomy
    • On this date in 1922, a huge 36-inch lens was installed at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. This view of Steward Observatory is believed to have been photographed circa 1930-1940.
    • 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.
    • April 17

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Roads--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1937, a project to widen the approach to Oracle Road got under way. This photograph from 1939 is identified as the view to the south with Drachman Street on the right.
    • April 19

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Roads--Arizona--Tucson; Motels--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1941, Miracle Mile development in Tucson showed rapid growth; new tourist courts were estimated to have cost $125,000. This photograph, showing Monterey Court Motel, was taken on June 9, 1939, and is identified as the view looking...
    • September 11

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
    • President Franklin D. Roosevelt pressed a button in Washington, D.C., on this date in 1936 and 12 huge valves opened at Hoover Dam to generate the first electrical power produced by the dam. This photo shows the water on that day shooting out of...
    • December 13

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
    • The highway over Hoover Dam was opened on this date in 1936. This photograph from 1936 shows motorists on the highway near the Arizona spillway.
    • December 9

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Wupatki National Monument (Ariz.)
    • Wupatki prehistoric ruins were made a National Monument on this date in 1924. This 1933 photo shows some of the structures at Wupatki.
    • December 18

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--Newspapers
    • On this date in 1933, the Arizona Star was publishing its paper at the plant of its competitor the Tucson Citizen because a fire had destroyed the Star's building the previous week. This photograph shows the fire being fought on December 11.
    • July 19

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Road construction workers--Arizona; Bridges--Arizona--Design and construction; Federal aid--West (U.S.)--History--20th century
    • On this date in 1932, Governor Hunt asked Congress for $45,000,000 in federal aid under a federal relief bill to help build more highways and employ more unemployed workers. This photograph is identified as bridge construction on Highway 80 north...
    • High Tech Center 1 Interior

    • Viewpoint Photographers
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • Students on mainframe terminals and network computers in High Tech Center 1 (HTC1) located at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona. From its opening in January 1987, the open lab area was referred to as "The Pit." This wide-view...
    • January 1

    • Unknown
    • Tombstone Consolidated Mines Company
    • Rising underground water and the low price of silver put an end to mining at Tombstone on this date in 1911. This photo shows the Consolidated Mines in Tombstone as they appeared in the year 1908.

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