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    • March 26

    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Girl Scouts--Arizona--Tucson
    • Tucson Mayor Henry O. Jaastad (right) on this date in 1939 bought the first four boxes of cookies from Tucson Girl Scouts who were starting a citywide sales project.
    • November 17

    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Tucson Racing Pigeon Club (Ariz.)--Miscellanea
    • The Catalina Racing Pigeon club met on this date in 1938 to discuss past young bird races, possible race rule changes and the possibility of participating in a pigeon show to be held during the rodeo. This 1940 photo shows club members releasing...
    • December 24

    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Young Women's Christian Association (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • Members of the Tucson Y.W.C.A. participated in the "hanging of the greens" ceremony on this date in 1940. This photograph shows the ceremony which consisted of members and their friends going from window to window in the Y.W.C.A. building and...
    • September 14

    • Atlantic and Pacific Photograph Company
    • Baseball--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1899 the Tucson Grays, shown in this circa 1902 photo, were scheduled to play a game against a Los Angeles team. The Grays were not in a regular league, but played games with teams from Arizona towns and military bases as well as...
    • February 22

    • Baer, Erwin
    • Floods--Arizona--Walnut Grove
    • Weakened by rains and flood waters, the Walnut Grove Dam on the Hassayampa River collapses on this date in 1890 killing 50 people and destroying property as far south as Wickenburg. This photo shows the remnants of the dam after the flood.
    • June 4

    • Baker & Johnson
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890; Indians of North America--Wars--Arizona
    • General George Crook assumed command of the Department of Arizona on this date in 1871. This photograph of General Crook taken at Fort Bowie is dated 1885.
    • December 6

    • Balestrero, Peter
    • Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--History
    • The National Park Service asked Congress for approval of a national parks system on this date in 1920 including $169,000 for Grand Canyon Park to construct roads and campgrounds. This undated photograph is a view of the canyon from the South Rim.
    • April 21

    • Ban Sing
    • Arizona State Hospital; Arizona State Prison
    • On this date in 1919, the State Prison, Pioneers' Home and State Hospital for the Insane were without funds. The Governor ordered emergency drafts to fund the institutions. This circa 1915 photograph shows members of the Ban Sing family from Tucson...
    • July 30

    • Barnes, Will C.
    • Arizona State Fair; Campbell, Thomas Edward, 1878-1944
    • Governor Thomas E. Campbell on this date in 1921 canceled the State Fair to save Arizona taxpayers $90,000. This photograph is identified as an aerial view of the fair in Phoenix taken from a hot air balloon circa 1909.
    • July 15

    • Bell, William A.
    • Cochise, Apache chief, d.1874 ; Mangas Coloradas, Apache chief, d. 1863? ; Apache Indians--Wars; Apache Pass (Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1862, advance troops of the U.S. Army's California Column were ambushed in Apache Pass by a group of Chiricahua Apaches led by Cochise (Cheis) and Mangas Coloradas (Dasoda-hae). The Apaches were finally driven off, but they...
    • Elks Follies

    • Bostell, Gallup, NM
    • Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe, Railway Company; Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe, Railway Company - History; Railroads - Arizona; Railroads - New Mexico; Railroads - Southwest - History
    • taken from tracks, looking at Railroad Ave. / First Street; ?? street on photo left to Williamson St. photo right. lady on diving tower.; 38 inches W x 11 inches H
    • January 9

    • Bovee, B.R.
    • Donkeys; Taxation--Arizona
    • On this date in 1912, tax assessors of Arizona, meeting at Douglas, spent most of the day in a stormy session debating the taxable worth of burros, of which two examples are pictured here. After considerable argument, a tax of $5 per head was...
    • February 18

    • Buehman
    • Dental medicine
    • A dentist's ad in the Arizona Gazette on this date in 1896 offered extractions for 50 cents, silver fillings for $1.50, gold fillings for $2 and plates from $7 to $10 with a Saturday Special of 25 cents for extractions. This photograph shows a...
    • February 3

    • Buehman Studio
    • Flour mills--Arizona--Tucson
    • Warned by Washington that the U.S. must save food if it is to win the war, Arizona flour mills on this date in 1918 began making barley and corn flour to conserve wheat. This undated photo shows the Eagle Mills company in Tucson.
    • February 4

    • Buehman Studio
    • Kidnapping--Arizona--Miscellanea
    • On this date in 1932, Gordon Sawyer, vice-president of the Southern Arizona Bank in Tucson, was kidnapped. The bank offered $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the abductor. In this undated photo, Tucson police examine evidence in the...
    • January 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Jaastad, Henry O., 1872-1965; Mayors--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1932, Tucson Mayor Henry O. Jaastad tried to cut working hours and pay of city employees but ran into provisions of the city charter. Shown is a portrait of Mayor Jaastad taken by Buehman Studios in Tucson.
    • March 18

    • Buehman Studios
    • Saguaro--Photographs
    • On this date in 1901, the Arizona Territorial Legislature adopted the saguaro cactus blossom as the official state flower. The white and yellow flowers, shown in this undated photograph, can bloom from late spring through early summer.
    • March 28

    • Buehman Studios
    • Photographers--Arizona--Tucson
    • Albert Buehman, noted early Arizona photographer and son of Henry Buehman, was born on this dated in 1886. Buehman is shown in this circa 1910 portrait.
    • April 8

    • Buehman Studios
    • Local transit -- Arizona -- Tucson -- History
    • On this date in 1913, Tucson posted warnings stating that state speed laws limiting vehicles to 10 miles an hour in the business district had to be observed. This circa 1917 photograph shows the downtown business district looking west on Congress...
    • April 10

    • Buehman Studios
    • Sabino Canyon (Ariz.)--History
    • On this date in 1910, eastern interests obtained a government concession for a dam in Sabino Canyon and hoped to sell water to Tucson. The concession was later withdrawn. This undated photograph shows visitors enjoying an outing in Sabino Canyon.

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