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map of Arizona
Mix a storm, saloon fights and a huge travel expense and what do you get? Well, according to Arizona historians, a crooked legislative body.
Jan. 30, 2015
arizona supreme court
The Arizona Supreme Court is located a short walk away from the state capitol building near downtown Phoenix. Throughout the state’s history, the high court moved several times. One of its locations is just a stone's throw away from where it is today.
Jan. 23, 2015
It’s among several buildings in downtown Phoenix that date to the early 20th Century and it has been the home to several of Arizona’s most famous leaders.
Jan. 16, 2015
Sen. Ernest McFarland is the only Arizona public service member who served several branches of Arizona government. And among some historians he’s also known as one of the most important figures to have helped divert an economic shortfall after World War II.
Jan. 2, 2015
Inauguration Day in 1999
Arizona has had 13 Democratic governors and nine Republicans. Most of our state leaders have been men. But Did You Know Arizona is the first state to have four women governors?
Dec. 26, 2014
In the last decade downtown Tempe has gone through many changes. There are now skyscrapers, an entertainment district and an ever expanding university. But, there is one little corner in the area where things haven’t really changed.
Dec. 19, 2014
Tewksbury cabin
Most people have heard of the Hatfields and McCoys. Arizona has its own version of a violent family feud that lasted nearly a decade.
Dec. 12, 2014
A U.S. flag that flew on the USS Arizona when it sank during the Pearl Harbor attack will be displayed at the Arizona Capitol Museum starting Sunday.
Dec. 5, 2014
Arizona is filled with images of the past. Well, more like carving of the past. And you probably have walked passed them without recognizing them.
Nov. 28, 2014
He’s one of the most adored television personalities in Arizona. For years he made the young-- and the young-at-heart laugh. But making us laugh wasn’t his first love. It was playing baseball. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez tells us more.
Nov. 21, 2014
Sharlot Hall age 17
The history museum in Prescott is named after Sharlot Hall, the first woman to hold territorial office in Arizona and the woman who made the museum possible.
Nov. 14, 2014
MCSO Air Posse
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Air Posse is a search and rescue group made up of volunteer aviators. Did You Know the Air Posse was first called to assist the sheriff’s office in 1941?
Nov. 7, 2014
Governor's mansion
Arizona is one of nearly half a dozen states without a governor’s mansion. But we weren’t always without an official governor’s residence.
Oct. 31, 2014
Dobbins Lookout compass
It’s one of the most recognizable mountains in Phoenix. Perched on one of its peaks is a visitor’s stop with a magnificent view of the Valley.
Oct. 24, 2014
poster of Thomas E. Campbell and George W.P. Hunt
Every state has one governor, right? Well, that wasn’t the case at one point in Arizona.
Oct. 10, 2014
map of Arizona
Ever wondered how Arizona’s southern border got its shape? At least one answer may lie in a group of land surveyors who worked the area in the days before statehood and, more specifically, about what they’d been drinking when they drew the line.
Oct. 3, 2014
capital on wheels
During the 19th century Arizona’s legislative body was a traveling office. It moved between the northern and southern part of the state so often it eventually got a nickname.
Sept. 26, 2014
Isaiah Mays
For more than 80 years he was identified by a number. Until the federal government decided his resting place should be more befitting a military hero.
Sept. 19, 2014
Sunnyslope mountain
More than a century ago people came to the hot, dry Phoenix climate to recover from all sorts of pulmonary ailments — tuberculosis, for instance. Today, one of the places that was popular back then became a town of its own.
Sept. 12, 2014
He’s known for creating an urban community unlike any other in Arizona. But his construction reach expanded well beyond that.
Sept. 5, 2014