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    • December 24

    • 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

    • 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.
    • December 25

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011
    • Zúñiga, Mildred
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--California; Educators--Michigan; Educators--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History;
    • Mildred "Millie" Carrie Zúñiga was born in 1920 in Ohio on her family's farm. She talks about her family history, life during the Great Depression, and her struggles to get an education. She moved to Lansing, Michigan to find work before moving...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011
    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...
    • December 11

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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...
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Female Workers during World War II

    • Southern Pacific Railroad Female Workers during World War II
    • Unknown
    • World War II; Portrait Photography; Railroads; Women--Southwest; Mexican Americans--History; Arizona; Railroads--Employees; Southern Pacific Railroad Company
    • This is a portrait of female Southern Pacific Railroad company employees during World War II, in the early 1940s. Identified in the photograph are Celia Morelos Pain, Brijida Vasquez, Rebeca Andrade, Ramona Herran Robles, Lily Valenzuela Liu, and...
    • Legacy of Courage The Story of Arthur Van Haren, Jr.

    • Legacy of Courage The Story of Arthur Van Haren, Jr.
    • Renolds, Jean; Raul Castro Institute; Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • World War II; Mexican America Military Service; U.S Navy; Military Aviation
    • Arthur joined the ranks of the few Mexican American men from Phoenix to be given public acclaim as decorated war heroes, although many from the city’s Mexican community served in World War II with distinction. Other young men who received public...

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