Arizona at 100 special sections

Five special sections over the past year looked back at 100 years of Arizona statehood

Special section: Feb. 14, 2012: Grand Canyon State is born

Special section: Feb. 14, 2012: Grand Canyon State is born

Arizona had 200,000 people on Feb. 14, 1912 — the day we became a state. Tucson, then the biggest city with 13,000 residents, marked the occasion in low-key fashion. My, how the baby state has grown in a century.

Special section: How the West was once

Special section: How the West was once

Visitors in the 1800s didn't have to look to find wild towns, fearsome desperados, brave lawmen and raiding Apaches. Read through old pages of the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen, and it's all there in the headlines. We gained a reputation as a place where men worked hard and lived hea…

Special section: Arizona leaders, citizens and rogues

Special section: Arizona leaders, citizens and rogues

From territory to statehood: leaders, citizens and rogues. (Link goes to e-edition version.)

Special section: Arts, businesses, people, places: From 1912 to present

Special section: Arts, businesses, people, places: From 1912 to present

The Star is celebrating some of our favorite things about Arizona - past and present - since we became a state. We argued among ourselves about what "best" means. Most popular? Most significant? Most distinctive? 

Special section: Southern Arizona's oldest businesses

Special section: Southern Arizona's oldest businesses

A celebration of Southern Arizona's oldest businesses, clubs, organizations, churches, nonprofits and other institutions.

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