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    • Colonia development and land use change in Ambos Nogales, United States - Mexican Border

    • Norman, Laura; 1972- ; (Laura Margaret)
    • Land use--Arizona--Nogales; Land use--Mexico--Nogales (Nogales); Squatter settlements--Arizona--Nogales; Squatter settlements--Mexico--Nogales (Nogales)
    • 121 pages (PDF version). File size: 6.13 MB. Open-file report no. 2006-1112. Col. ill. Maps. Includes bibliographical references (pp. 115-121). The report discusses the changes in the twin cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora (Ambos,...
    • Strangers in a Strange Land

    • Unknown
    • Japanese Americans-- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Poston Relocation Center (Poston, Ariz.)
    • Scenes from the Poston film capturing trains and buses of internees as they begin their enforced relocation to the desert. This rare color film, without soundtrack, documents camp construction from the initial aerial surveys to the first...
    • Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fix Flyer at Willcox

    • Parks, Harry
    • Airplanes; Air Pilots; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Cal Rodgers just prior to his take off from Willcox to Tucson on November 1, 1911. He was the first coast to coast pilot and the first to land in Willcox.
    • Scenic Airways fleet at Phoenix Sky Harbor

    • Jack Miller Williams
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes
    • A portion of the Scenic Airways fleet at Sky Harbor shortly before the company liquidation. Pictured here are two Fairchild 71s, a Travelair 6000, and three Fords. Bob Reinhold stated that when all the Scenic Airways planes were gathered in...
    • Amelia Earhart at Phoenix South Central

    • Fred Payne
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes
    • Amelia Earhart and unidentified man with her Beech Nut autogiro at Phoenix South Central Airport.
    • Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Angel with Lola Mayse at Tucson Mayse Field

    • Lola Mayse
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes; Air Pilots
    • Here photographed with his wife and friend Lola Mayse in Tucson, Jimmy Angel was a well known California pilot and a frequent visitor to Sky Harbor from 1933-1937. He did considerable flying in Central and South America.
    • Wiley Post with his "Winnie Mae" at Phoenix Sky Harbor

    • Charles Hirst
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Post, Wiley, 1898-1935; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix
    • Another famous airplane to visit Sky Harbor, Wiley Post and his navigator Harold Gatty broke records and thrilled the world by flying the Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae" around the world in 8 days, 15 hours, and 51 minutes.
    • Wreckage near Clemenceau Airport

    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aircraft Accidents
    • J-4 Eaglerock after hitting the edge of the arroyo on approach to the southeast at Clemenceau. Owner and pilot of the aircraft was Manuel Gutierrez of Jerome, Arizona.
    • Grand Canyon Airlines Travelair 6000 at Kayenta

    • Irving Kravitz
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes; Air Pilots
    • Irving Kravitz with some passengers at Kayenta. The man with the bandana is a Navajo chief, unknown name. The Travelair 6000 was a popular aircraft that contained a Wasp engine and could fly at a maximum speed for 140 and a cruising speed of 120...
    • Northrop alpha mail plane forced landing near Leupp

    • LuCeille Wallace
    • Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Air Mail Service -- United States; Aircraft Accidents
    • Carburetor ice caused this forced landing in February 1932 about 7 miles east of Leupp. The Northrop Alpha was hauled to Winslow for repairs, pilot Harlan Hall rode away from the crash on horseback, and the mail was rescued by a truck.
    • Fokker tri-motor at Clemenceau

    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • An F-10 Fokker tri-motor ready for take off on the southeast of the 2500 foot shorter runway at Clemenceau. The stack is almost on the strip's centerline but the pilot has sufficient room to pass on the right. The stack served as an excellent...
    • Pilot with Jackie Cochran's Northrop Gamma at Clemenceau

    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • These handsome all metal aircraft were originally designed as high performance long distance cargo carriers but when cargo tonnage did not meet expectations, the planes were used largely for high altitude flights. The celebrated female pilot...
    • Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega at Red Butte

    • Irving Kravitz
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937; Airports -- Arizona
    • Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega photographed in front of Grand Canyon Airlines hangar at Red Butte Airport.
    • Pegasus at the First Bisbee Air Show

    • Doherty, Ralph B.
    • Airplanes; Air Pilots; Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Air Shows
    • Didier Masson's Pegasus in front of the Warren Country Club in Bisbee, Arizona. The wheel control and interplane ailerons indicate curtiss influence, and as Masson worked for Glenn Martin at this time it was doubtless manufactured by him. The...
    • Native American dancers near Grand Canyon Airlines Ford tri-motor

    • Irving Kravitz
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel
    • Hopis perform their ceremonial Eagle Dance at the dedication ceremony of the joint service between Winslow and the Grand Canyon. The service was created through a partnership between Trans Western Air (TWA) and Grand Canyon Air Lines.
    • Hangar and flight line at Clemenceau

    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • Clemenceau airport and hangar in March of 1934. The Aeronca C-3 in the foreground was owned by Copperclad Airways of Phoenix and the Curtiss Jr. to the far right was owned by Marcus Rawlins.
    • American Airlines Curtiss Condor

    • Barry Goldwater
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes
    • The Curtiss Condor AT-32A was a convertible sleeper daytime version with twelve berths. When raised, its daytime capacity was 15 passengers. The Condor was the first multi-engine aircraft with retractable gear and was quiet but not very fast.
    • Aerial view of Sky Harbor

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Sky Harbor's field was built by Scenic Airways Inc. in 1928-29 and purchased by Acme when the builders left town following the depression. East and west about 5,000 feet were available and north-south a short half mile was usable by dodging the...
    • "White Cafe" Fokker tri-motor at Clemenceau

    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • This picture and two others of the flying billboard is dated 1934. There were White Cafes in Clarkdale, Flagstaff, and Prescott and most larger communities in the state had Chrysler dealers so this was a worthwhile venture for the unknown owners...
    • Hanger at Douglas International

    • Walter Johnson
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • The new 100 by 120 foot hangar at Douglas International Airport about 1035. The field manager's house, American Airlines officer, and Weather Bureau are at left center of the photograph.
    • Copperclad Airways fleet on the Sky Harbor flight line

    • Don Keller
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes
    • Ruth Reinhold began her aviation career with Copperclad Airways when she came to Phoenix in 1933. This photograph shows four of the airplanes in the Copperclad fleet including the C-3 Aeronca Collegian, the C-3 Aeronca, the Cirrus Great Lakes, and...
    • Phoenix Flying Club at Florence

    • LuCeille Baker
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Members of the Phoenix Flying club at Florence Airport on April 6, 1935. The active section of the airport is behind the parked aircraft and the dirt road in the foreground leads to the highway into town.
    • Phoenix Flying Club at Mormon Lake

    • LuCeille Baker
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • The "airport" at Mormon Lake is the Boggus pasture at the north end of the lake and near the summer home of the Shackelfords where the club came to stay for the week. NS21 was the Kinnear Playboy registered to Dept. of Commerce inspector E.V....
    • Ruth Reinhold with Loyal Penn

    • Charlie Hirst
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes; Air pilots
    • Ruth Reinhold (then Chalmers) and Loyal Penn with Jimmy Angel's "Flamingo." Three inches of snow fell that day and closed Sky Harbor for two hours.
    • Didier Masson's Sonora

    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Sonora, ready to start on a bombing expedition over Guaymas. Didier Masson is in the pilot's seat on the right side of the aircraft and to his left in a dark suit is the unidentified bombadier, possibly Gustavo Salinas or B. Alcalde.
    • Jack Lynch and Tex Rankin at Sky Harbor

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes; Air pilots
    • Tex Rankin was in town with his air show team and Jack Lynch was a reporter for the Republican. The two are shown hear with Rankin's Ryan ST at Sky Harbor in June of 1938.
    • Sikorsky S-39 Amphibian on Lake Mead

    • Walter Douglas
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • This S-39-B Sport Amphibian was owned and used by Martin Johnson for his 60,000 miles of flying during an African safari. It was then overhauled and purchased by Walter Douglas for his Grand Canyon Boulder Dam Tours operations.
    • Curtiss Fledgling biplane at Sky Harbor

    • Alice Jane Quick
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Airplanes
    • On June 6, 1938, George Quick landed his aircraft at Sky Harbor after a long flight from Fort Worth, Texas where he had purchased it. His was the only known Curtiss Fledgling to operate commercially in Arizona. The original Fledgling was built...
    • Mort Moores at Camp Verde

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes; Air pilots
    • E.M. "Mort" Moores with his OX-5 Eaglerock at Camp Verde in the summer of 1939. At this time, the spot was a convenient pasture to land in but is where the Camp Verde Airport was later situated.
    • Stearman biplane refueling at Leupp

    • Reesman Fryer
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military
    • Former U.S. Army Stearman biplane refueling at Leupp.
    • Chinese students at Thunderbird #1

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Homer Clark pictured at far right briefing his ground of Chinese students at Thunderbird #1 on December 23, 1942. The Southwest Airways operations were the only flight schools in the United States to have Chinese primary trainees.
    • Flight instructors and cadets at Williams Airport

    • Buell Maddux
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • The first Civilian Pilot Training (CPT) class at Williams, Arizona in the fall of 1942. Instructors pictured in this photograph are Louise Brown, Buell Maddux, James Vercellino, and Rue Marshall.
    • CPT class portrait at Wickersham Field

    • Lola Mayse
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Charlie and Lola Mayse to far right with the first CPT class at Wickersham Field in Safford. At far left is Ruth Nelson, Assistant Clearance Officer to Lola who was Chief Clearance Officer. Another unidentified instructor in kneeling in the front...
    • TWA's flight research laboratory at Clemenceau

    • Buell Maddux
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • At Clemenceau Airport after the commencement of the first Civilian Pilot Training program, TWA's Lockheed Electra 10-E. The aircraft was used for high altitude experiments. NC18137 was known in Arizona as Jack Frye's personal airplane and was...
    • General Calles' Christofferson biplane

    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Pilot Lawrence W. Brown and unidentified others with Christofferson biplane in the summer of 1915. The plane dropped leaflets and a dummy bomb on the U.S. infantry camp at Nogales, Arizona on July 31, 1915.
    • CPT class at Smiley Field

    • Madaline Spain
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • CPT class at Smiley Field in Wellton, Arizona. The cadets had barracks and a mess hall at the field and were now enlisted reservists. Between primary and secondary training, there were about sixty cadets in all.
    • Flight line at Clemenceau

    • Buell Maddux
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Line up of Interstate CPT aircraft at Clemenceau in 1943. In December 1943 the Interstates were replaced by N #Ns and the program was then a Navy V5 which combined both Primary and Secondary courses.
    • Williams Flying School hangars at Clemenceau

    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Williams Flying School at Clemenceau Airport just prior to the start of their WTS program in 1943. Doors were installed on the hangar to satisfy government requirements. All school aircraft had to be kept inside at night. The small building to...
    • PT-17s at Thunderbird #1

    • John Swope
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • PT-17s in front of one of the hangars on a partly cloudy day at Thunderbird #1. The military pilot training school was located on what is the present day campus of the Thunderbird School of International Management in Glendale.
    • Lt. Barry Goldwater and officers at Luke Field

    • unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Lt. Barry Goldwater, second from left, and unidentified officers in front of an office building at the newly built Luke Army Air Field.
    • Kingman after the war

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes -- Military; World War, 1939-1945 -- History
    • Hundreds or aircraft in the dispersal area next to Kingman Army Air Base following World War II. Many B-17s and other bombers were flown directly from Asiatic bases to Kingman.
    • Koch field

    • Ruth M. Reinhold
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Airplanes
    • Koch Field at Flagstaff in 1949. The Aeronca Champion in the hangar belonged to Carl Guthrie and his local flying club, Guthrie's Gulls, also had an Aeronca "Champ" and and Aeronca Sedan.
    • Ruth Reinhold and Patricia Runyon with Beechcraft Bonanza

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1951 -; Airports -- Arizona; Women Air Pilots
    • Ruth Reinhold and co-pilot Patricia Runyon just before the All Woman's Transcontinental Air Race, also known as the Powder Puff Derby. The 35 Beechcraft Bonanza is owned by Bill Runyon.

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