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  • Arizona Highways - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    As automobiles emerged as the preferred mode of transportation in the U S a handful of states throughout the country developed magazines to entice motorists to travel newly developed roads Sponsored by the states departments of transportation these magazines provide a unique resource for examining how the automobile changed the history of travel and helped to shape identities of place in America Of these magazines none date as far back

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/2013.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona Latina Trailblazers - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    music and arts In this collection Seven profiles of trailblazing Latina women who have established their own unique presence in Arizona s modern history Seven vignettes which recall these trailblazers lives and longstanding contributions to the development of our state Six profiles authored by archivist and historian Dr Christine Marín of six prominent Latina trailblazers who left great footprints in Arizona s history and heritage Six concise biographical films exhibiting

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1754.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona Latinos in Public Service - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    Institute and Latino Perspectives Latinos have contributed greatly to Arizona s heritage and history and in numerous endeavors One of the more valiant contributions is that of risking one s life for their country Throughout Arizona s history Latinos have

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1755.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona Military Museum Images - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    of the Military of Arizona the Arizona National Guard and the general military history of Arizona and to establish and maintain a museum on land leased owned or otherwise controlled by the Society It also portrays events persons and other historical information relating to the military service of Arizonans in wars and other military actions in Arizona and around the world The Arizona Military Museum is an Army Museum Activity

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1677.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona Mines - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    of mine histories geologic reports mineral assessments production reports historic letters inquiring of ore reserves and economic viability and to a lesser extent maps geologic cross sections assay reports mine schematics and photographs Most of the files were compiled between 1900 and 1960 These files shine a light into individual mines which when taken collectively illuminate the rich and diverse history of mining and miners in Arizona The earliest miners were prehistoric Native Americans who harvested outcrops of salt clays hematite quartz obsidian stone turquoise and coal In the late 1600 s Spanish explorers began the hunt for metallic deposits with especial focus on gold and silver In 1854 in Ajo Arizona the Arizona Mining and Trading Company launched the modern era of hard rock mining A burgeoning mining industry fostered growth in the Arizona Territory and by 1864 nearly 25 percent of the male non native populace was made up of prospectors By the 1870 s an uptick in hardrock mining yielded prodigious volumes of copper lead zinc silver and gold ore In 1912 the newly christened state of Arizona supported 445 active mines 72 concentrating facilities and 11 smelters their gross value that year was nearly 67 million dollars equivalent to 1 4 billion dollars in 2006 And here at the start of the 21st Century the important metallic commodities of Arizona listed in order of decreasing value include copper gold silver molybdenum and lead Important non metallic industrial minerals listed in order of decreasing value include sand and gravel crushed stone clay cement gypsum lime perlite pumice and salt Arizona s is world famous for its turquoise peridot petrified wood and for striking copper bearing minerals turquoise azurite malachite Energy resources of Arizona include coal and small quantities of petroleum and natural gas But copper is king

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1660.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona Photograph Company Collection - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    of The Arizona Photograph Company from 1894 1909 The photographer who took each of the individual photographs in unknown This is not a complete collection of the company s photographs Other photographs can be found at the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott Arizona http www sharlot org All photographs are 8x10 gelatin silver glass plate negatives The original condition of the plates varied from very poor and broken to very

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1916.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona Public Service Childs-Irving Power Plant Collection - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    Published by Sharlot Hall Museum The APS Childs Irving collection contains founding documents and administrative records of the Arizona Power Company APC which later became Arizona Public Service Co APS Such records include correspondence legal correspondence water rights records agreements and meeting minutes It contains correspondence and records of F S Vielé serving as President of the Arizona Power Company as well as maps plans and drawings used in the

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1761.php (2016-02-18)
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  • Arizona State Agency Publications - Collection in the Mountain West Digital Library
    Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records The Arizona State Agency Publications collection has been contributed by the Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records Law and Research Library Digitized publications produced by and for Arizona state agencies are available from this collection which is updated on a continuing basis Also included are a few reports that were not published for or by a state agency These were received from

    Original URL path: http://mwdl.org/collections/1682.php (2016-02-18)
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