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    • January 13

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

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