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    • April 28

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    • Yuma Territorial Prison--History
    • The cornerstone of the Territorial Prison in Yuma was laid on this date in 1876. The first prisoners were received in June. This photograph shows how part of the Territorial Prison appeared in April of 1930.
    • April 12

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    • Yuma (Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1902, the village of Yuma was incorporated as a town. This photograph from circa 1909 is identified as showing the corner of 2nd Street and the railroad tracks on Madison Avenue.
    • 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 19

    • Unknown
    • Yaqui Indians--History
    • A new law on this date in 1978 recognized Yaquis as an official tribe. This undated picture shows the Yaqui Community Center in the Old Pascua neighborhood in Tucson.
    • June 18

    • Unknown
    • Yaqui Indians--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1914, residents of Nogales, Arizona, were alarmed by a report that armed Yaquis were advancing for an attack on the Mexican garrison across the border. This photograph from 1915 is identified as the border between the United States...
    • May 8

    • Fallis, Earl
    • Yaqui Indians--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1927, the U.S. Army held 38 Yaqui Indians who fled across the U.S. border after a bloody battle with Mexican troops. This photo is identified as Yaqui Indian soldiers surrendering to the 10th Cavalry for internment in 1929.
    • 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 25

    • Unknown
    • Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944
    • Organized Charities, directed by popular author Harold Bell Wright, distributed 1,200 Christmas baskets of food and toys to Tucson's poor on this date in 1931. Wright, seen in this 1926 portrait, was a popular fiction author.
    • October 25

    • Unknown
    • Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944--Photographs
    • Inspired by one of Tucsonan Harold Bell Wright's novels, a group of New Yorkers on this date in 1923 organized a $100,000 corporation to back a search for the lost "Mine With An Iron Door" in the Catalina Mountains. The mine is never found. This...
    • December 11

    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1939-1945--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1941, following the United States declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, Tucson businessmen and Davis Monthan officials met to plan wartime blackout arrangements for Tucson. Many buildings on the...
    • December 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1939-1945--Arizona--Tucson
    • An electric air raid siren was installed on the Sabino Canyon Road estate of Tucsonan Florence Pond on this date in 1941. The estate can be seen in this undated photograph. Other sirens were located throughout the Tucson area at the Southern...
    • October 20

    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1914-1918--War Work--Arizona
    • On this date in 1918, Arizona met its quota of selling Fourth Liberty Bonds. The bonds were sold to support World War I efforts. This undated photo shows a bond sale in Tucson.
    • August 17

    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1914-1918--Soldiers--Arizona; University of Arizona
    • On this date in 1918, the University of Arizona campus was operating under its World War I declaration as a military establishment, and prostitution and gambling were outlawed within a ten mile zone. This photograph of the R.O.T.C. band practicing...
    • September 22

    • Unknown
    • World War, 1914-1918--Draft resisters--Arizona
    • On this date in 1917, the Nogales jail was overflowing with prisoners as draft dodgers from many states are trapped in the border city. This circa 1915 photograph shows a view of the border in Nogales.
    • August 5

    • Farquhar, J. Theo
    • World War, 1914-1918--Arizona
    • On this date in 1917, the first Arizona Regiment was drafted into the United States Army. By the end of World War I, 8,113 men in Arizona had entered the National Guard; 1,854 were in the regular Army; 1,269 men were in the Navy; and 147 men were...
    • November 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Women in aeronautics
    • Aviatrix Katherine Stinson flew over Tucson on this date in 1915 and dropped Arizona's first official air mail letters near the Tucson Post Office. This undated photo shows Stinson in front of her plane.
    • February 12

    • Buehman Studios
    • Women--Suffrage--Arizona--History
    • The Fourth State Legislature on this date in 1920 held a one-day special session and voted to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishing women's suffrage. This photo shows a suffragist banner circa 1914 hanging in downtown...
    • December 14

    • Unknown
    • Wham Payroll Robbery, 1889
    • On this date in 1889, a Tucson jury acquitted all the defendants in the Wham Payroll Robbery case. This undated photo is a re-enactment of the scene of the robbery in which robbers attacked a U.S. Army payroll wagon which was being escorted by...
    • December 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Western Union Telegraph Company Photographs
    • On this date in 1873, Tucsonans celebrated the completion of the military telegraph to the town. The telegraph was an important means of communication for Arizonans well into the 20th century. This undated photograph shows Western Union Telegraph...
    • 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...

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