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Statehood

And they will make a joyful noise to welcome statehood

Leading up to Arizona's centennial today, we are reprinting a story or excerpts each day from the Arizona Daily Star or Tucson Citizen archives.

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Peek at the past indicates Arizona's endless potential

To gain some insight into Arizona's future, we need to look back on the past. Who would have thunk it? The average life span of an American in 1900 was 47; today it's 78. Less than 14 percent of the homes in the United States had a bathtub, while around 8 percent had a telephone.

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More convenience, new financing ahead

Houses have a life of well over 50 years, which means there will be a significant number of homes in existence today in 2062 as well. Living in these homes will be much the same as it is today. What will be different? There are two areas that I believe will be significantly different.

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Gift that keeps on giving - Arizona's public lands

The date is February 2062. As we celebrate our sesquicentennial, many of Arizona's 11 million residents know that every time we turn on the faucet, switch on the lights, or enjoy high-speed rail travel within the Sun Corridor and to California, we have our public lands to thank. The natural …

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Blending cultures and mastering the new technologies

Arizona will be a remarkable example of the successful blending of diverse cultures - including the strength of our state's Hispanic heritage - with the innovation and insights that result from the infusion of ideas born from growth, development and education. Arizona will be characterized a…

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Access, costs, innovation key as student count grows

Access, costs, innovation key as student count grows

Educational attainment and university graduation rates will be vital as Arizona presses toward a knowledge-based economy.

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Access, costs, innovation key as student count grows

Access, costs, innovation key as student count grows

As I am asked to consider the future of higher education in Arizona, I can easily fall back on the insight of the perennial statesmen Barry Goldwater, who noted that frontier challenges will always exist for Arizona. The same holds true for higher education, its evolving frontier perpetually…

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Greg Hansen: Tucson still in game if sports leaders act to update facilities for new teams, fans

Since it turned 50 in 1962, Arizona has added NFL, NBA, NHL and major-league baseball franchises. It has played host to multiple Super Bowls, national championship college football games, become a regular on the NASCAR circuit and grown its spring-training market from two to 16 teams.

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Bonnie Henry: No matter how old Arizona grows, some things will likely never change

I get a little cranky trying to predict what Arizona will be like 50 years from now, considering I will no longer be part of the scene. Face it: No way will 116 be the new, um, 86.

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Ernesto Portillo: Multicultural newcomers welcome in desert home

Tucson, with its deep Mexican roots, will be more multicultural by 2062.

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Josh Brodesky: Rio Nuevo, Rose Bowl will arrive - someday

To get a glimpse of our future in 2062, I turned to my friends on Facebook. This seemed fitting. Facebook was something no one could have predicted 100 or 50 years ago; perhaps it could be a place to see our far-flung future clearly.

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