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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.
    • May 6

    • Buehman Studios
    • Swimming pools--Arizona--Tucson--Photographs.
    • On this day in 1918, the government announces that it will cancel summer tourist rates to cooler spots. The Arizona Corporation Commission objects stating that Arizonans need the opportunity to escape brutal heat. This 1925 photograph of the campus...
    • May 14

    • Buehman Studios
    • University of Arizona. Board of Regents; University of Arizona--Faculty
    • On this date in 1933, the University of Arizona Board of Regents dropped 66 teachers and cut salaries of others from 5 to 15 percent in a cost-saving move. Tempe dropped 11, gave leave to three more, and saw its president resign. This photograph of...
    • January 25

    • Buehman Studios
    • Dillinger, John, 1903-1934
    • Notorious bank-robber John Dillinger was captured with three of his gang by the Tucson Police on this date in 1934. They were stripped of numerous handguns, five sub-machine guns and a half dozen bullet-proof vests. This Tucson Sheriff's office...
    • June 16

    • Buehman Studios
    • Tucson (Ariz.). Fire Department
    • On this date in 1910, the Tucson Fire Department's horse-drawn wagons raced through city streets at 9 p.m. in response to an alarm. Suddenly a man appeared in the middle of the street waving a red lantern. The drivers veered to one side and later...
    • June 20

    • Buehman Studios
    • Automobiles--Arizona.
    • The Phoenix Arizona Republican on this date in 1910 announced a boom in auto sales as one company sold three machines in a single week. This photograph dated circa 1915 shows an early iteration of an automobile.
    • January 6

    • Buehman Studios
    • Scenic byways--Arizona, Roads--Arizona, Catalina Highway (Ariz.)
    • Progress was made on the new Catalina Highway on this date in 1936. This undated photo shows workers and equipment engaged in the construction of the highway.
    • April 20

    • Buehman Studios
    • Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)
    • Grand Canyon National Park was dedicated on this date in 1920. This photograph shows an unidentified couple visiting the Grand Canyon in 1923.
    • April 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • Department stores--Arizona--History; Corsets; Steinfeld's Department Store (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • Fashionable female residents of Tucson on this date in 1900 could choose from a wide range of corsets designed to help them achieve the desired "wasp-waisted" silhouette of the day. This photograph from circa 1900 shows a display of corsets,...
    • April 16

    • Buehman Studios
    • Merchants--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1937, Tucson grocers moved to eliminate unfair merchandising methods. A minimum operation price was set at 6 percent over cost. This undated photograph shows Tucson's Central Market.
    • May 12

    • Buehman Studios
    • University of Arizona--Sports; Polo--Arizona--Tucson
    • The University of Arizona's famous polo team left campus for an invasion of the Eastern states on this day in 1931. This photograph of the University of Arizona polo team is undated.
    • January 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • Bicycles; Local transit -- Arizona -- Tucson -- History
    • The City Marshal of Tucson announced on this date in 1911 that all bicycle riders were required to ring their bell when approaching an intersection. The penalty for failure could be a fine of $50 or 50 days in jail. This undated photograph depicts...
    • May 15

    • Buehman Studios
    • Desert Sanatorium (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1943, the Desert Sanatorium in Tucson closed its doors. This photograph shows a view of one of the Desert Sanatorium's wards circa 1930.
    • May 17

    • Buehman Studios
    • Chinese Americans Arizona Tucson
    • On this day in 1901, Arizona's Chinese residents faced much discrimination, despite their many contributions to the development of the Territory. A 1901 Arizona law prohibited Chinese from marrying Anglos, stating "the marriage of a person of...
    • June 2

    • Buehman Studios
    • Automobiles--Arizona
    • Auto prices were cut and Ford sedans sold in Arizona on this date in 1930 for $495. This photograph of an auto show is dated circa 1930.
    • June 3

    • Buehman Studios
    • Alianza Hispano-Americana; Mexican American associations, institutions, etc.
    • Alianza Hispano Americana, founded in Tucson in 1894 as a fraternal benefits society, was celebrating its 50th year on this day in 1944. Alianza Hispano Americana had grown into one of the largest and best known Mexican-American sociedades...
    • June 6

    • Buehman Studios
    • Strikes and lockouts--Copper mining--Arizona; Arizona Rangers
    • On this date in 1903, Governor Brodie ordered the Arizona Rangers to Morenci and Clifton where miners were striking. This photograph from circa early 1903 shows a group of Arizona Rangers at Morenci.
    • July 25

    • Buehman Studios
    • Automobiles--Arizona; Traffic regulations--Arizona
    • Tucson cracked down on speeding autos on this date in 1923. Police patrols picked up 21 cars and drivers on the first day. This photograph shows the view looking to the west from Congress Street at 6th Avenue circa 1917.
    • August 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Company--Arizona
    • On this date in 1933, the Southern Pacific Railroad offered a roundtrip fare from Phoenix to Tucson for $2.45. This photograph of a Southern Pacific locomotive is undated.
    • September 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Rialto Theater (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • After being closed for two years, the Rialto Theater reopened, creating jobs for 25 Tucsonans on this date in 1933.
    • September 16

    • Buehman Studios
    • Parades--Arizona--Tucson
    • Tucsonans gathered on this date in 1928 to celebrate the anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. This photo shows the parade that was held for the event.
    • September 23

    • Buehman Studios
    • Airports--Arizona--Tucson
    • Col. Charles A. Lindbergh arrived in Tucson in his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" on this date in 1927 to dedicate the Tucson Municipal Airport. Large crowds turned out to catch a glimpse of the famous aviator.
    • September 29

    • Buehman Studios
    • Grocers--Arizona--Tucson
    • Douglas & Sons grocers served five Tucson neighborhoods on this date in 1932. This photo shows shoppers in one of the stores circa 1930.
    • February 7

    • Buehman Studios
    • Service stations--Arizona--Tucson--Photographs
    • On this date in 1928, the Arizona Daily Star reported troubles in Tucson concerning the price of gasoline with dealers both admitting and denying they made a profit of six cents a gallon. Henry Fountain Ashurst, one of the first two United States...
    • October 6

    • Buehman Studios
    • Steinfeld's Department Store (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • Steinfeld's Department Store held an open house on this date in 1935 to show off the store after a remodeling. This photograph shows typical Steinfeld's department store displays in the 1930s.
    • October 11

    • Buehman Studios
    • Historic buildings--Arizona--Tucson
    • Tucson's first skyscraper, the 11-story Consolidated National Bank Building, was opened on this date in 1929. This photo from opening day shows the more than 33,000 people who visited the building in the first two days it was open.
    • October 13

    • Buehman Studios
    • Charities--Arizona--Tucson
    • A big charity ball for the benefit of St. Joseph's Orphanage was held on Columbus Day in 1917 in Tucson. The event was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Members of the Knights of Columbus at a gathering can be seen in this undated photo.
    • October 15

    • Buehman Studios
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--Newspapers
    • The Tucson Daily Citizen celebrated its 65th anniversary on this date in 1935. This photo circa 1930 shows a paperboy on his route delivering papers. The Citizen ceased publishing a daily newspaper in 2009.
    • October 18

    • Buehman Studios
    • Tramps
    • Hundreds of unemployed men from California moved east along the railroad tracks on this date in 1893. Tucson police patrolled the tracks, giving each man a loaf of bread and ordering him to keep moving on. This 1890 view shows the Tucson rail yard...
    • October 19

    • Buehman Studios
    • University of Arizona. Steward Observatory
    • The University of Arizona on this date in 1916 received a gift of $60,000 for purchasing a 35-inch reflecting telescope. This circa 1928 photo shows one of the university's telescopes in the Seward Observatory. During the 20th century, Tucson...
    • Sodium Products Corporation, Camp Verde, Yavapai County

    • Unknown
    • Mining--Arizona; Mining--History; Salt Deposits; Geology; Verde Valley
    • Geologic reports complete with maps. Black and white panoramic photographs of Sodium Products Corp. mines. Best practices for harvesting sodium sulfate salts, ca. 1920.

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