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Quick Note: Another Take on Arizona Turning 100

February 10, 2012

On Valentine’s Day, 2012, Arizona will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary of statehood. An earlier Note discussed some events associated with the celebration: Quick Note: 100 Years Old on January 21, 2012. Today’s Note highlights a post by Jeff Harrison on the University of Arizona news site ( titled “UA Grad Pens Book on Arizona History From Day One.”

The post introduces the book in this way:

The history of Arizona, says longtime Arizona historian Jim Turner, starts with the geological formations that make the state unique. Turner, a University of Arizona alumnus, has penned a new book about his favorite subject, “Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State,” published byGibbs Smith

[all italics are added by me to denote quotes from the article]

There is a lot of interesting material in the book: “The book also comes illustrated with hundreds of historic and modern photographs, some of which were previously unpublished, along with drawings, postcards and artwork, most notably by early 20th century painter and part-time Tucson resident Maynard Dixon.” Historical photos are the backbone of the book: “Turner collected photos from archives from Phoenix and Tucson, as well as from Benson and Willcox, to Cottonwood and Show Low.

Harrison winds up by telling us “”Arizona: A Celebration of the Grand Canyon State” is widely available in bookstores around Arizona, including Clues Unlimited, Mostly Books, the Arizona Historical Society and the UA BookStore in the Tucson area.” The book sounds interesting, and the news site post covers it in fairly great depth. Take a look at the article and wish Arizona happy 100 years!


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  1. TaxCoach permalink

    Thanks for sharing. The book could be an interesting reading, especially it’s part of stage where immigration debate is hot.

  2. This looks like an absorbing read. I’d love to see the photographic content.

  3. Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like a great read. Will check it out.

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