Arizona

Arizona became the 48th state to be admitted to the US on February 14, 1912. Before admission, it was known as the Arizona Territory. The capital is Phoenix and the largest population center is the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is the 6th largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states.
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Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase.

Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the internationally known Grand Canyon National Park, which is one of the world's seven natural wonders, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments.

About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Although federal law gave all Native Americans U.S. citizenship (and thereby the right to vote) in 1924, Arizona excluded those living on reservations in the state from voting until the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American plaintiffs in Trujillo v. Garley (1948).
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Ray Ostrom
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Apr 24, 1916 - Nov 24, 1986
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Judy O'Dell
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Benson Arizona
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May 17, 1965 - Unknown
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Keith Jones
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Frances Butler
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Mar 6, 1922 - May 22, 2010
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Richard Flower
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Jack and Agnes in Nogales, AZ. Date unknown; possibly 1917.
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Feb 11, 1890 - Mar 29, 1982
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Agnes
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Feb 11, 1890 - Mar 29, 1982
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Richard Flower
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Agnes, 1917.
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Feb 11, 1890 - Mar 29, 1982
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Richard Flower
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The 1964 West Phoenix High School yearbook photo of Margie Ortiz.
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Oct 16, 1950 - Jul 8, 2008
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The 1968 Sunnyside High School Yearbook photo of Margie Ortiz.
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Oct 16, 1950 - Jul 8, 2008
The 1966 West Phoenix High School yearbook photo of Margie E. Ortiz.
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Oct 16, 1950 - Jul 8, 2008
Added Oct 13, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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The 1946 Yuma Union High School Yearbook Photo of Adele Jordan.
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Sep 1, 1929 - Jul 14, 1996
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This is Cindy's 1976 senior yearbook picture from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale Arizona.
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Aug 13, 1958 - Sep 22, 1994
Added Sep 28, 2020 by: Joe Blow
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This is a photo of Velda (Murphy) Tizzard added by Rand Bookman on September 22, 2020.
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Jan 10, 1924 - Mar 31, 2016
Added Sep 22, 2020 by: Rand Bookman
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This is a photo of Velda (Murphy) Tizzard added by Rand Bookman on September 19, 2020.
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Jan 10, 1924 - Mar 31, 2016
Added Sep 19, 2020 by: Rand Bookman
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Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Tracy Eddon (stunt double) sunbathing on the set of Return of the Jedi
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Oct 1, 1956 - Dec 27, 2016
This is a photo of Dick Van Dyke added by Hnanah Lewison on September 8, 2020.
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Dec 13, 1925 - Unknown
Added Sep 8, 2020 by: Hnanah Lewison
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This is a photo of Jeffrey Edward Tucker added by Rand Bookman on September 6, 2020.
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Oct 15, 1962 - Dec 15, 1991
Added Sep 6, 2020 by: Rand Bookman
Rand Bookman
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This is a photo of Ruth (Hammerstein) Bookman added by Rand Bookman on August 14, 2020.
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Feb 27, 1928 - Sep 5, 1985
Added Aug 14, 2020 by: Rand Bookman
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This is a photo of Beatrice T Speckens added by Rand Bookman on July 17, 2020.
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Feb 13, 1926 - Apr 30, 1993
Added Jul 17, 2020 by: Rand Bookman
Rand Bookman
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A photo of Manuela Escalante 1915-1987
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Jan 28, 1915 - May 25, 1987
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A photo of Karen R. Hulet being walked down the isle on her wedding day to Alfred J. Worley
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March 1961 - c. Dec 25, 2019
Added Feb 4, 2020 by: Alfred Worley Bolze
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A photo of Emeron Lewis Sanders - Em was Rose's brother and Eleanor Agnes (Manssen) Sanders' husband, and Jessie Sanders' son.
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Nov 23, 1914 - 1990
Added Feb 1, 2019 by: Diane Sanders
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A photo of Edward Gleason Rogers and Sarah Ann "Sadie" Messinger were married June 9, 1896 in Phoenix, AZ. This photo was unidentified for over 100 years.
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Jan 26, 1872 - Feb 6, 1904
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This was another unknown photo from my 2x great grandparents' photo album, but I have managed to identify some of the people. This is a family gathering, possibly at Christmastime. Standing at left (with hand on hip) is Sarah Mariah (Smith) Messinger (1846-1917). Sitting on the ground holding a baby is her daughter Sarah Ann (Messinger) Rogers (1872-1904). The baby she is holding is Eva Ruth Rogers (born 1 Dec 1901; died 1990), and the girl on the ground in front of Sarah is likely her older daughter Anna Rogers (1897-1983). The girl sitting at right of the photo (in white) is Nora Messinger (1887-1925). The woman sitting (wearing a hat) is possibly Addie Alzina (Messinger) Wesson and the two other children are hers: Edith V. Wesson (1897-1947) and Howard Robert Wesson (1898-1977). I am not sure who the rest of the standing people are, but I believe the woman in the middle might be Edna Messinger (1883-1953) and the other daughter (Eva S. Messinger, (1881-1959) is also probably in this photo.
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Oct 14, 1846 - Jan 2, 1917
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This photo is from a 100+ old family photo album that belonged to my 2x great grandparents W. J. LeBaron and Mariah L. (Messinger) LeBaron, but the people in it are unidentified. I believe they are relatives, but whether they are LeBaron family or Messinger family (or both?) is unknown. I would like to identify this and many other photos from that album.
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A photo of Linus Gustavson
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Mar 6, 1891 - June 1970
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This is a picture of my great-grandmother, Helen Higgins Martin. My mother thinks this picture was taken by a "street photographer" on Congress Street in Tucson.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jul 15, 2016 by: Pam Stewart
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A photo of Oscar f Schubert jr on a horse with his sister Dorothy t Schubert and with his dad Oscar f Schubert in the 1920s in Phoenix Arizona
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Nov 25, 1917 - Mar 14, 1978
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This is a photo of Oscar f Schubert jr on a horse with his dad Oscar f Schubert in the 1920s in Phoenix arizona
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Nov 25, 1917 - Mar 14, 1978
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This is Oscar f Schubert jr in the early 1920s in Phoenix Arizona
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Nov 25, 1917 - Mar 14, 1978
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A photo of Bert L Lewe
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Jun 8, 1953 - Apr 28, 2003
Added Jun 10, 2016 by: Joseph Pashka
Joseph Pashka
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Pearl and Minnie were the daughters of Warren Lee Tyler and Lorena Spencer Hafer. Warren was born and died in Florida but the girls were born in Douglas, AZ. They returned to Florida and Pearl married Olen Elgin Carothers Jr and Minnie married Charlie Claude Alderman.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Mar 19, 2016 by: James Carey Yates
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A photo of Orlando Troxel. Orlando was the youthful commander of the 10th U.S. Cavalry, Troop D, at Naco, during border troubles in 1915.
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Nov 23, 1875 - Nov 24, 1917
A 1928 photo of Clarissa Cluff, Lorna May Combs and Marva June Combs riding on Billy in Arizona. "Getting around"
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 25, 2015 by: Peggy Hefner
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A photo of Verna Sellers (1886 - 1984) on her Birthday in Pima Ariz with Debra J Miller
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Sep 11, 1886 - November 1984
Added Jul 29, 2015 by: Debra J Miller
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A photo of Samuel Hess, Valentines Day 2/14/2000 @ Yuma Nursing Center. Yuma, AZ 85364
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Aug 25, 1918 - May 18, 2003
Added Apr 8, 2015 by: Janet Mathias
Janet Mathias
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A yearbook photo of LaVon Griner from Judson School Scottsdale, AZ
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Apr 28, 1916 - Jan 7, 1997
Added Apr 5, 2015 by: Chris Collins
Chris Collins
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A photo of the cemetery in which Richard Frank Hepner is buried
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Oct 6, 1932 - Jun 20, 2002
Added Mar 30, 2015 by: Jessica Lynn Hepner
Jessica Lynn Hepner
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A photo of the grave of Richard Frank Hepner
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Oct 6, 1932 - Jun 20, 2002
Added Mar 30, 2015 by: Jessica Lynn Hepner
Jessica Lynn Hepner
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My Grandfather, my brother Michael Yehling and me! Easter 1974
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Feb 5, 2015 by: Tami Paz
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A photo of Jose Miramontes Garcia (1978 - 2011).. this is probably the last pic that he took before he past..
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Oct 7, 1978 - Feb 22, 2011
Added Feb 1, 2015 by: Jesus Garcia Jr.
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