Centennial 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 Marine color guard honors Arizona's Centennial http://knau.org/post/marine-color-guard-honors-arizonas-centennial <p>Snow hung on pine branches as Flagstaff&rsquo;s Marine Color Guard honored Arizona&rsquo;s centennial this morning at the Pioneer Museum.</p><p>Locals visited the museum throughout the day where a new Centennial exhibit is on display.</p><p>The exhibit is a preview of a larger exhibit planned for the spring.</p><p>It will showcase each decade of Flagstaff&rsquo;s history.</p><p>Sixty eight-year-old color guard member Johnny Anaya was born and raised in Flagstaff.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 9159 at http://knau.org Marine color guard honors Arizona's Centennial Arizona Highways Celebrates 100 Years of Arizona http://knau.org/post/arizona-highways-celebrates-100-years-arizona <p><span lang="EN">If you&rsquo;re a regular subscriber to Arizona Highways Magazine, you probably noticed something different in the February Issue.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Instead of the colorful photographs of mountains and canyons that have made the magazine famous, it&#39;s filled with black and white pictures of cities and cars.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">The issue celebrates Arizona&#39;s 100 years of statehood.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Robert Stieve, Executive Editor of Arizona Highways, told KNAU&#39;s John Stark, the issue was great fun to put together.</span></p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 8783 at http://knau.org Arizona Highways Celebrates 100 Years of Arizona 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