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WWI Exhibit Featured at Museum[Editor's Note: This exhibit will be closing April 14, 2019; be sure to see it before another century passes.] At this time in 1918, America was fully engaged in the "Great War" — the war to end all wars — that had been raging in Europe for five-plus years. Arizona had been a state for only a short time, but its citizens were anxious to assist the war effort. "Arizona and the Great War" is the featured exhibit at Sharlot Hall Museum that portrays the background, social and political change,... Read More
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How Arizona Got on the Map - Part 23: “Altogether Valueless”
By Dave Lewis
Lieutenant Joseph Ives and his men were awestruck when they entered the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Diamond Creek in March 1858.
Geologist Newberry studied the rock layers; cartographer Egloffstein and artist Möllhausen sketched; Ives used the language of architecture to describe “. . . stately facades, august cathedrals, amphitheaters, rotundas, castellated walls, and rows of time-stained ruins, surmounted by every form of tower, minaret, dome and spire . . .” He wrote evocatively of the sublime views and beautiful colors of the canyon.Read More