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SB 1070 Takes Effect – “Your Papers Please” Now an Arizona Cliche

September 6, 2012
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Arizona Senate Bill 1070 survived its latest legal challenge, and will now become law. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is relieved that making Arizonans prove their citizenship is now a part of our culture and laws. Are your papers in order?
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Arizona Statehood – One Hundred Years

February 14, 2012
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February 14th is Arizona Statehood Day. Congratulations and happy birthday, Arizona!
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Gabby Giffords, Gaston Glock and Guns in America

January 26, 2012
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Gabrielle Giffords and Gaston Glock are forever linked to both American history and culture. The tragedy of Gabrielle Giffords' near assassination in the Tucson Massacre is complex and full of missed opportunities. Gabby's personal firearm is a Glock, as was the shooter's weapon.
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Apaches Lost Their Reservation While in Indefinite Detention as POWs

January 17, 2012
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While the idea of "indefinite detention" of people determined to be "enemies" of the United States is currently being debated, for American Indians this is an old issue and one in which they have had a great deal of experience.
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Bisbee Deportation Planned at Masonic Hall with Lawmen and Businessmen Targeting Wobblies

November 18, 2011
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Once upon a time in Bisbee, miners and sympathizers were forcibly evicted by a conspiracy of lawmen, businessmen and “good Masons” who met and planned the violent deportation at the Masonic Hall, which is now the Bisbee Mining and Historical Society.
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Governor Brewer Signs Bill Making Colt Revolver Official Arizona Handgun

April 28, 2011
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Whistle me up a memory... Whistle me back where I want to be... Whistle a tune that will carry me... To Tombstone Territory... If your past has run afoul the law... It's a handy place to be... But your future's just a good as your draw... In Tombstone Territory...
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Bisbee’s History and Culture at the Arizona Cultural Inventory Project

December 21, 2010
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Here is a current list of web resources from Bisbee's cultural and historical chapters. From the Arizona Archives and Public Records, and the Arizona Secretary of State.
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Cochise County – 1915

December 2, 2010
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These pictures are from a pamphlet distributed by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors in 1915.
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1917

August 29, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1917

A traveling writer, George Wharton James, wrote about Bisbee, Arizona in 1917, in a book called Arizona the Wonderland. This book is available from Google books. The following is an excerpt on Bisbee in 1917: BISBEE, THE COPPER MINING CITY OF THE SOUTH Why they called them the Mule Mountains no one knows, yet it so...
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1908

August 29, 2010
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Bisbee, Arizona in 1908

In 1908, Bisbee had three daily newspapers: the Bisbee Daily Review, the Bisbee Evening Ore and the Daily Square Dealer. Bisbee was modern and wealthy, compared to other communities in the West. Bisbee once had a Chinese community of workers that could work by day, but would be required by law to stay inside at...
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