In honor of Wilbur Wright's 147th birthday (he was born April 16, 1867), we present a look at some early flight history. Wilbur died in 1912, leaving his brother Orville to carry on the family aviation legacy.
On March 28, 1881, P.T. Barnum and James Bailey merged their circuses to form Barnum and Bailey's circus, known as "The Greatest Show on Earth." The circus spawned a motion picture starring Charlton Heston and James Stewart. Ringling Brothers…
The remains of John "Button" Salmon are marked by a tombstone at Evergreen Mortuary, Cemetery & Crematory.
Electricity is a wonderful thing. We know this best when we don't have it for a while.
With Tucson often relegated to ugly stepsister status among Arizona cities, it must have been quite refreshing to have those in Phoenix clamoring for a railroad line to Tucson.
Once upon a time, when half a million dollars bought more than it does today, some capitalists outside of Tucson decided such a sum could make Tucson the country's playground. These backers intended a resort-style hotel and golf course.
The first paving work on a city street would soon be completed. How would such a feat of progress be celebrated?
The song "Take This Job and Shove It" was not yet written when the dog catcher tendered his resignation, but one could imagine him singing it nonetheless.
A man had been sentenced to six months in jail and a $50 fine for assaulting his wife. His behavior toward his baby saved him from the $50 fine.
There's a lot of talk lately about the repopulation of Pusch Ridge with bighorn sheep. While many sheep were captured and transported to the ridge last fall, almost half of them are now dead.
Take a look at some of the past Oscar winners for "Best Picture." Not represented here by a photo are: "The Broadway Melody," 1928-1929; "Grand Hotel," 1931/1932; "Cavalcade," 1932/1933; "The Great Ziegfeld," 1936; "The Life of Emile Zola," 1…
On Feb. 22, 1879, F.W. Woolworth open the first chain store in American in Utica, NY. The chain closed the last Woolworth store in 1997. In Tucson, a fire in the Woolworth store in Congress made big news in 1941 and the store moved to Congres…
The Washington Monument was dedicated Feb. 21, 1885. After an earthquake a few years ago, it was closed to tourists until repairs were made. Take a look at photos then and now.
Read some stories about the first Fiesta de los Vaqueros in 1925.
The annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros is on its way. Almost everyone in Tucson dresses in western gear. Schools close for the rodeo parade. Nothing has changed.
It's a story heard too often. A hiking party in the Catalina Mountains encounters an unexpected snow storm and is missing. This one involved two University of Arizona students.
Once upon a time, juries consisted of men — usually white men. If the defendant was a woman, the jury still had only men. So much for a jury of one's peers.
The Arizona Daily Star has produced several ebooks for Kindle and Nook. Some are based on Tales from the Morgue series and others are based on other special sections or series from the Star.
Some “Tales from the Morgue” series are now available as eBooks along with some other Arizona Daily Star special sections. Click the links below the book covers to go to the pages on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com
We have heard so much about snow over much of the country that we might yearn for some ourselves. However, the freezing temperatures that accompany that snow, we'd just rather do without.
The game of billiards had a better reputation than the game of pool in 1914, it would seem, even though they are the same to many. Perhaps pool halls were the source since they were often considered places of drinking and gambling.
When one thinks of hobbies for the year 1914, motorcycles is probably not the first hobby that comes to mind, except of course, for motorcycle enthusiasts.
The first Winter Olympics games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. They were held every four years excluding a suspension during World War II. A decision by the International Olympic Committee in 1986 called for the summer and winter game…