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Mill Avenue Bridge

The Mill Avenue Bridge crosses Tempe Town Lake, connecting the lively bars and restaurants of Mill Avenue and student life of Arizona State University to the Marquee…

Sage Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Sage Memorial Hospital, in the Navajo Nation town of Ganado, has been a pioneering medical facility for nearly a century. It’s a place that made history, too — 90 years…

Prison Break: 1936

In January, two men escaped from the state prison in Florence, southeast of Phoenix. The incident made national news and lit up information boards along Arizona’s freeways…

Aldo Leopold

He came to Arizona in 1909, fresh from Yale University, where he'd earned a degree from the first forestry school in the United States. Like many young college graduates,…

Tuberculosis and Tourism

Tourism. It's a multibillion-dollar industry in Arizona. But the state wasn't always just a destination for people looking for a sunny getaway. During the early 20th…

Citrus in Arizona

It's something we take for granted every time we food shop — piles of citrus fruit waiting to be plucked from produce departments. But there was a time when citrus was…

Girl Scouts

There's one more reason to indulge in Girl Scout Cookies this year: In 2012, the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrates its 100th birthday. Juliette Gordon Low formed the Girl…

Del Webb

Del Webb, like so many of the people who move into his communities, was not an Arizona native.
An avid baseball player, Webb — who grew up in California and would…

The History of Flagstaff

You might say Flagstaff was built on exaggerations. In 1876, a man named Samuel Woodworth Cozzens wrote a book titled The Marvelous Country. "You'd call it a travel book…