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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, August 1944

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From the issue: “The striking study of the old Indian chief on our cover page was taken in the land of the Pueblos, the Moqui Country, many years ago.” The issue was almost entirely comprised of portraits of Arizona’s Native Americans. It doesn’t mention who took this photo, though.

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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, July 1985

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From the issue: “Sunset Storm, by Ed Mell, oil on canvas.” A profile of Mell, along with a full reproduction of the 36-by-84-inch painting, appeared on page 41 of the issue.

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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, July 1965

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From the issue: “Fishing a quiet stretch of trout water along Cibecue Creek, midway between Cibecue Indian village and White Spring Ranger Station on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.” Photograph by Robert B. Whitaker.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, July 1946

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Rock formations in Chiricahua National Monument, Southeastern Arizona. Photograph by Josef Muench. “Miles of roads and trails reveal to the visitor all the beauty and fantastic formations of the Wonderland of Rocks,” the issue says. “The Wonderland is peopled by a million odd characters, admirably cast in this tableau of stone.”

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Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, July 1934

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From the issue: “A modern steel span takes the place of the ancient foot bridge across the Salt River on U.S. Highway 60 north of Globe.” The accompanying story notes that the construction of this stretch of U.S. 60, from Globe to Show Low, “has provided many problems for all concerned and has required almost every type of road building equipment in popular use today.”

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Throwback Thursday (Friday): Arizona Highways, July 1976

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From the issue: “Sadie Curtis, a well-known Navajo weaver from the Ganado area, demonstrates the finishing touches on a 50-star American flag at the Hubbell Trading Post.” Photograph by Jerry Jacka.

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