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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…

Strawberry School

School might be out for good at the Strawberry Schoolhouse, which opened in 1886, but it still gets its fair share of visitors during the summer months, when the classroom…

Frances Munds and Women’s Suffrage

In the early 20th century, women in Arizona were treated like second-class citizens at the voting booth. Frances Willard Munds wasn't comfortable with that, and she made…

Olive Oatman

If a picture's worth a thousand words, this photograph of Olive Oatman speaks volumes. Her story is remarkable.

In 1850, she and her family left their home in…

Arizona’s State Flag

If it weren't for the National Rifle Matches, a shooting competition, Arizona's state flag might never have come to fruition. For years, Arizona's National Guard was the…

Eulalia Bourne

By her own account, Eulalia “Sister” Bourne was “by no means a typical teacher.” And likewise, Baboquivari School was no ordinary school.

Located at the foot of…

Butterfield Overland Mail

A stagecoach rumbles into town, and clouds of dust billow around it. The driver tugs the reins and pulls the horses to a stop — just long enough to drop off and pick up…