The History of Arizona, 6th edition
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History of Arizona

6th edition, 1999

232 pages, including index and bibliography

ISBN 0-9618094-3-4

Woznicki Publications, Tempe, Arizona

Table of Contents

01. Interesting Facts about Arizona

02. Symbols of Arizona

03. Spanish Missions Dominate Arizona

04. Scenic Wonders

05. A Look at History

06. Steamboats on the Colorado

07. Mining

08. The Peralta Treasure in the Superstition Mountains

09. Arizona's Fifteen Counties

10. Military Outposts of the West

11. Famous Arizona Governors

12. Arizona Congressmen & the Executive Branch

13. The Colorado River

14. Indians in Arizona

15. Bisbee Deportation

16. The Famous Yuma Crossing

17. Famous People in Arizona History

18. The Black Man in Arizona

19. Arizona Territorial Prison in Yuma

20. Arizona Kaleidoscope

21. Arizona Statistics

22. Epilogue



Arizona Trivia


"I found the book very concise, condensed, yet containing adequate information on the history of Arizona, to allow the reader to have a full knowledge of whatever interested him."
        --Senator Barry Goldwater

"The book can teach both visitors and residents a lot about Arizona. The book deserves a place on every home bookshelf."
        --Frederic Marquardt, former editor, Arizona Republic

From Chapter 1, "Interesting Facts about Arizona":
  1. One of the oldest cities in the United States is the small village of Oraibi, Arizona, located in Navajo County near the city of Winslow. It is believed to have been in existence since the fourteenth century. Once the largest of the Hopi towns, its population of 800 at the turn of the century was reduced to about half in 1907, when many of the people left to found the village of Hotevilla, seven miles west.

  2. As early as 1866 women teachers in the school system of Tempe had to abide by these rules:
    1. No smoking or use of spirits.
    2. Marriage or other unseemly behavior was not to be tolerated.
    3. Joining of any feminist movement, such as the Suffragettes, was forbidden.
    As late as 1915, the women teachers found their lot almost as bad with these rules:
    1. Women may not dye their hair.
    2. Two petticoats must be worn.
    3. You are not to keep company with men.
    4. You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
    5. Dresses must be two inches above the ankle.
    6. You may not dress in bright colors.

  3. Whoever heard of Arizona having a navy? Well, it did. In 1934 California utility companies were battling Arizona for water rights to the Colorado River. Governor Moeur of Arizona at that time sent two patrol boats, the Julia B and the Nellie T, to cruise the Colorado River to make sure that all would be aware that Arizona was determined to protect her rights. As it turned out, the two boats and members of the national guard got tangled in weeds and cable, and had to be towed by their adversaries. Arizona's navy was disgraced.
Copyright © 1999 by Robert Woznicki.

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