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    • January 13

    • Unknown
    • Earp, Wyatt, 1848-1929; Violence--Arizona--Tombstone--History--19th century
    • Wyatt Earp, participant in the famous 1881 shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, died peacefully at the age of 81, in Los Angeles, California, on this date in 1929. This portrait of Earp is dated 1925.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • March 25

    • Fly, C. S.
    • Mines and mineral resources--Arizona--Tombstone
    • Water appeared on this date in 1881 in the rich silver mines of Tombstone. This photo from the early 1880s shows a pack train pulling a load of ore from a Tombstone mine.
    • July 6

    • Unknown
    • Earp, Warren Baxter, 1855-1900--Death and burial; Earp family
    • Warren Earp, youngest of the Earp brothers, was shot to death in the Headquarters Saloon in Willcox by John Boyett on this date in 1900. This portrait of Warren Earp is undated.
    • 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.
    • December 7

    • Kohler, John
    • Benedictine Sanctuary of Perpetual Adoration (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • Visitors were invited on this date in 1940 to the newly completed Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration in Tucson. Silence was observed by nuns of the order during their work making communion wafers and first communion articles. This...
    • November 27

    • Unknown
    • Earp, Virgil, d.1905
    • Virgil Earp, shown in this undated photo, became a deputy U.S. Marshal in Tucson on this date in 1879 and removed to Tombstone where he remained more than two years.
    • Joe Griego with student.

    • Unknown
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); Griego, Joe
    • Undated photo of GCC faculty counselor Joe Griego (r) with student at Glendale Community College (GCC) at Glendale, Arizona. On March 7, 2009, the Dr. Joe Griego Counseling and Career Services Center was dedicated in memory of the long-time GCC...
    • July 10

    • Unknown
    • Industrial Workers of the World; Jerome (Ariz.); Labor movement--Arizona--History; Deportation--Arizona--Jerome
    • Two cattle cars were loaded with Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) members and strikers, also known as "Wobblies," who were forcibly removed from Jerome on this date in 1917. Fifty members of the Prescott Home Guard met the train at Jerome...
    • November 14

    • Unknown
    • Motion pictures--Arizona
    • Tucsonans turned out in front of the State Theater downtown for the premiere of the movie "Arizona" on this date in 1940.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • January 18

    • Unknown
    • African American students; Minorities -- Education -- United States
    • Tucson's first school for African-American children was establish on this date in 1917. The school was named for poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar. This undated photograph shows the front of Dunbar School.
    • February 21

    • Buehman Studios
    • Rodeos--Arizona--Tucson--Photographs
    • Tucson's first rodeo and rodeo parade were held on this date in 1925. This photo from 1928 shows the rodeo parade going down Stone Avenue in downtown Tucson.
    • 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.
    • 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 15

    • Buehman Studios
    • Fort Lowell (Ariz.)--History
    • Tucson launched a drive on this date in 1929 for funds to preserve historic Fort Lowell but money was tight and the effort ended with the building of an adobe wall. This undated photo shows the ruins of the fort.
    • 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.
    • November 28

    • Roberts, Clara Fish
    • Congress Street School (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • Tucson citizens sponsored a dancing party on this date in 1875 to raise funds for support of public schools. Receipts were $1,675. This 1897 photo shows the Congress Street School in Tucson.
    • June 12

    • Unknown
    • Aeronautics, Commercial--Arizona--Tucson
    • Tucson celebrated the completion of the Greater Airport at the Davis-Monthan field on this date in 1930. This photograph is identified as an American Airlines Fokker tri-motor taking off in June 1933.
    • March 2

    • Buehman Studios
    • Dairying--Arizona--History
    • Tucson businessmen staged a milk price war on this date in 1930 and the public got its milk for 14 cents a quart. This photograph shows the Yale Dairy and milkmen with their delivery trucks circa 1931 in Tucson.
    • October 12

    • Unknown
    • Mix, Tom, 1880-1940--Photographs
    • Tom Mix, an early movie star, died on this date in 1940 when his car overturned on the Pinal-Pioneer Parkway (also known as State Route 79) which runs between Florence and Catalina. Mix, shown here in an undated photo, specialized in Westerns.
    • 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.
    • November 7

    • Feldman, Fred J.
    • Arizona--Politics and government
    • Thomas E. Campbell, shown in this undated portrait, defeated gubernatorial incumbent George W.P. Hunt by only 30 votes on this day in 1916 setting off a five month long legal battle.
    • September 28

    • Unknown
    • Greenway, Isabella, 1886-1953
    • Then-governor Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor received an enthusiastic welcome at the ranch of Jack and Isabella Greenway in Williams, Arizona, on this date in 1932.
    • Performing Arts Center Grand Opening November 13, 1977

    • Unknown
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); Overson, M. Peter
    • Theater Director and faculty member M. Peter Overson cuts the cake at the GCC Performing Arts Center Grand Opening at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona. The cake is dated November 13, 1977.
    • November 9

    • Newcomer, E.D.
    • Indians of North America--Politics and government
    • The White Mountain and Fort Apache Reservations were established on this date in 1871. This circa 1952 photo shows a building on the Fort Apache Reservation.
    • 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.
    • October 1

    • Unknown
    • University of Arizona
    • The University of Arizona opened its doors on this date in 1891. This undated photograph shows Old Main, the university's first building.
    • 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...
    • October 23

    • Buehman Studios
    • University of Arizona. Library--History
    • The University of Arizona dedicated its new $450,000 library building on this date in 1927. The library had 60,000 volumes in its stacks. This photo from the late 1920s shows the outside front of the building. The building currently houses the...
    • September 1

    • Unknown
    • University of Arizona--Student housing
    • The University of Arizona cut room and board fees on this date in 1921 to $25 a month. This undated photo shows an early dormitory room on campus.
    • January 4

    • Unknown
    • Phoenix Indian School.
    • The United States government decided to establish an Indian school near Phoenix on this date in 1891. This photo shows the Indian School band parading before a football game in the early 1900s.
    • April 1

    • Unknown
    • United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th; United States. Army African American troops
    • The United States 10th Cavalry, known as Buffalo Soldiers, was transferred from Texas to Arizona on this date in 1885. This photograph shows a group of 10th Calvary troops at Fort Apache, circa 1890.
    • October 5

    • Unknown
    • Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.)--History
    • The U.S. Department of the Interior on this date in 1903 authorized construction of Roosevelt Dam. It was the first great irrigation enterprise attempted by the federal government. This undated picture shows the spot on the Salt River where the dam...
    • October 29

    • Buehman Studios
    • (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • The Tucson Weekly Citizen reported that brick is beginning to replace adobe as a building construction material on this date in 1882. This undated photo shows the Palace Hotel in Tucson, a two-story brick building.
    • September 13

    • Unknown
    • Shrines--Arizona--Photographs
    • The Tucson Landmarks Association acquired the site of the Wishing Shrine, or El Tiradito, on Main Street on this date in 1926. This undated photo shows a woman sitting in front of the shrine.
    • 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.
    • September 10

    • Unknown
    • Tuberculosis patients--Arizona
    • The Tucson City Council on this date in 1907 passed an ordinance forbidding tuberculosis patients or other health seekers from erecting tents within city limits. As a result, a city of tents springs up outside Tucson. This photo shows a "lungers"...
    • 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...
    • May 26

    • Unknown
    • Flagstaff (Ariz.)--History
    • The town of Flagstaff was incorporated on this date in 1894. This photograph is identified as a view of Flagstaff in 1885.
    • December 4

    • Unknown
    • Bowie (Ariz.)--History
    • The town of Bowie announced oil had been found in commercial quantities at 1,400 feet on this date in 1927. This photo shows oil well digging in the area during the 1930s.
    • November 10

    • Ray Reynold's Photo
    • Fort Lowell (Ariz.)--History
    • The State Park Board announced on this date in 1936 that it would begin restoration of Fort Lowell. This 1968 photograph shows a restored officer's quarters which became a museum building at the park.
    • 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...
    • November 24

    • Buehman Studios
    • Western riding--Arizona--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs
    • The Pioneer Hotel in downtown Tucson announced on this date in 1941 that it intended to build a Porter's Store on its premises. Porter's Stores carried Western equipment and supplies. This undated promotional photograph shows actor Roscoe Ates...
    • May 28

    • Gilbert & Bacon Studios
    • Buckalew, Oscar, 1843-1910
    • The Pima County Board of Supervisors on this date in 1910 offered $500 for the arrest and conviction of the killer of stage line operator and rancher Oscar Buckalew. Mr. Buckalew, who was found with a fatal bullet wound to the head, was shot...
    • June 28

    • Unknown
    • Ostrich farming--Arizona--Phoenix
    • The Phoenix Herald announced the arrival of 16 ostriches on this date in 1888, delivered to M.E. Clanton who was establishing a local ostrich farm. This photograph titled "Herding the ostriches" is undated.
    • 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.
    • June 25

    • Buehman Studios
    • Reavis, James Addison, 1843-1914; Land grants--Arizona
    • The Peralta-Reavis claims to 12,750,000 acres of Arizona and New Mexico land were declared fraudulent by the U.S. Court at Santa Fe on this date in 1895. James Reavis was later convicted of perjury and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary....

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