Fred DuVal http://knau.org en Arizona Centennial Minute: Ranches http://knau.org/post/arizona-centennial-minute-ranches <p>A cowboy in Arizona today is more likely to drive a pickup truck than ride a horse. &nbsp;But his dusty boots and sweat-stained hat brim can still be found statewide.</p><p>Ranches were here before statehood. &nbsp;One early Spanish land grant brought the Amados family to Southern Arizona in 1711. &nbsp;Henry Amado still has his great-grandfather&rsquo;s branding iron. While it isn&rsquo;t polite to ask a&nbsp;rancher the size of his herd, Amado has to call in a lot of neighbors during roundup not far from the town of Amado, named after his family.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:47:28 +0000 Lisa Schnebly Heidinger & Fred DuVal 8751 at http://knau.org Arizona Centennial Minute: Ranches Arizona Centennial Minute: Outlaws http://knau.org/post/arizona-centennial-minute-outlaws <p>The Wild West loved its outlaws. Two of Arizona&rsquo;s most famous&nbsp;lived during the 20th century.</p><p>Public Enemy Number One -- John Dillinger -- was a bank robber and&nbsp;killer, but he seemed a glamorous figure during the Depression.</p><p>Dillinger and his henchmen fled to Tucson in 1934 after killing two&nbsp;guards during an Ohio jailbreak. &nbsp;The downtown hotel they checked into caught fire that night.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Fred DuVal & Lisa Schnebly Heidinger 8750 at http://knau.org Arizona Centennial Minute: Outlaws Arizona Centennial Minute: The Grand Canyon http://knau.org/post/arizona-centennial-minute-grand-canyon <p>The Grand Canyon has always been Arizona&rsquo;s wonder of the world.</p><p>We don&rsquo;t know who first saw it&hellip;</p><p>We do know people lived within its walls 10 thousand years ago&hellip;</p><p>And left salt caves and split twig figures.</p><p>One explorer, Joseph Christmas Ives, in 1858&hellip;didn&rsquo;t see the Canyon&rsquo;s beauty. He said: &quot;Ours has been the first, and will doubtless be the last, party of whites to visit this profitless locality.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lisa Schnebly Heidinger & Fred DuVal 8749 at http://knau.org Arizona Centennial Minute: The Grand Canyon Arizona Centennial Minute: Bucky O'Neill http://knau.org/post/arizona-centennial-minute-bucky-oneill <p>Buckey O&rsquo;Neill got a lot living done in just 38 years.</p><p>Nicknamed for &ldquo;bucking the tiger&rdquo; in his favorite card game, he came to Arizona territory at the age of 19.&nbsp; As a newspaper man in Tombstone, he covered the Earp brothers and may have witnessed the OK Corral shootout.</p><p>Then he mined copper at the Grand Canyon, where he built a cabin that still stands.</p><p>He served as judge, mayor and sheriff in Yavapai County, and led a posse through Canyon Diablo to capture bandits.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:49:41 +0000 Fred DuVal & Lisa Schnebly Heidinger 8752 at http://knau.org Arizona Centennial Minute: Bucky O'Neill Arizona Centennial Minute: Statehood http://knau.org/post/arizona-centennial-minute-statehood <p>Arizona became a state on Valentine&rsquo;s Day 1912.</p><p>That date was chosen because it marked a half-century since we&rsquo;d become a territory&hellip;Arizona was made a Confederate Territory on February 14th in 1862.</p><p>You know, on Statehood day, there wasn&rsquo;t a lot of fanfare &hellip;Gov. George</p><p>W. P. Hunt walked more than a mile to the State Capitol to sign the papers.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 19:30:44 +0000 Fred DuVal & Lisa Schnebly Heidinger 8748 at http://knau.org Arizona Centennial Minute: Statehood