birthday http://knau.org en Locals recall memories on Arizona's birthday http://knau.org/post/locals-recall-memories-arizonas-birthday <p>Joe Meehan and Les Roe rang the Emerson School bell at Flagstaff Pioneer Museum 100 times to mark Arizona&#39;s 100th birthday Tuesday.</p><p>The museum is hosting a day-long birthday party with a new Centennial exhibit by NAU history students.</p><p>Meehan, curator of Arizona Historical Society&rsquo;s Pioneer Museum, says in 1912, Flagstaff was a booming frontier town with a population around 2,000.</p><p>&ldquo;The lumber yard was up and running. It was growing, the university was here, the observatory was here,&rdquo; he says.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 9158 at http://knau.org