Program Time: 72 minutes
in two parts Host : Bill McCune
Roosevelt Dam brings
electricity and stable water supply.
Arizona gave women the
right to vote eight years before approved Nationally.
Former Sheriff Carl Hayden
elected to Congress; later to Senate. Ultimately served
58 years in congress
Mrs. Rachel Berry of
St. Johns becomes the first American woman elected to
a State Legislature.
Governor George W.P.
George Hunt and Tom Campbell
both claim Governor’s Chair
Mexican Civil War. Americans
entertained by gathering at border to watch fighting.
Pancho Villa attacks
Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17 Americans. President
Wilson backs Villa’s opponents. General Pershing chases
Villa for a year without success.
World War I. Germans try
to persuade Mexico to invade U.S. via Arizona (The Zimmerman
War causes boom to Arizona
economy: High prices for copper and long-stemmed cotton.
Army flier Frank Luke, Jr.
wins Congressional Medal of Honor; killed in action. In
all, 321 Arizonans die in WWI.
Marine Corporal John Henry
Pruett wins Congressional Medal of Honor two times; later
killed in unrelated action.
Brothers Tom and John Powers
accused of dodging draft. Shootout leaves several dead.
Sentenced to life terms; paroled after almost 43 years
Spanish Flu kills 500,000
people nationally, including many in Arizona.
Arizona population hits
350,000 with 9,000 telephones, 35,000 automobiles but
less than 300 miles of paved roads.
KFAD and KFCB become Arizona’s
first radio stations.
Chief/Tribal Chairman Henry
Chee Dodge of the Navajo Nation organized first modern
tribal government (but Indians not granted voting rights
in Arizona until 1948.)
Charles Lindburgh dedicates
Tucson airport amid 20,000 spectators.
Arizona Highways magazine
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Prohibition and bootlegging
Early resorts, golf courses
and dude ranches (Development of
tourism industry dates
Governor John C. Phillips
- 'ugliest man in Arizona.'
Impact of The Great Depression.
State sees population loss of 50,000 during the depression.
'Trunk Murderer' Winnie
Ruth Judd becomes national media focus.
Governor Hunt elected
seventh and final time.
Dr. Benjamin Moeur defeats
Hunt in Democratic primary; Hunt dies soon after. Moeur
spends only $75.80 on successful campaign over Republican
Corps (CCC) helps build park system during the depression.
Overview of role of the cowboy and rancher in Arizona.
Dispute with California over Colorado River water brings
out the 'Arizona Navy' in an 'Almost' war.
Depression era Governor
Raughlie Stanford refused to seek re-election after homeless
people camp in his front yard. He later spends a long
career on the State Supreme Court.
Governor Robert Jones
serves one term. Sees war coming and builds up the National
Pearl Harbor attacked.
USS Arizona sunk with 1,102 entombed. War with Japan and
Weather makes it perfect training site for 150,000 Allied
pilots, as well as General Patton’s tank corps.
Guard, 158th Regimental Combat Team, known as the 'Bushmasters'
gain fame fighting in the Pacific.
----Army PFC Sylvestre
Herrera awarded Congressional Medal of Honor.
----Marine Ira Hays,
a Pima Indian, helps raise flag at Iwo Jima.
----Navajo service men
develop secret code based on native language; later acclaimed
as the 'Navajo Code Talkers.'
of War held in Arizona; try to escape.
----Thousands of Japanese-Americans
held at 'internment camps' in Arizona.
Profile of Governor Sydney
POST WAR BOOM - Arizona
population doubles; doubles again, and again.
KPHO-TV, channel 5 in
Phoenix is first television station in Arizona.
Former war correspondent
Howard Pyle elected first Republican Governor in twenty
years; State’s first Black legislators elected.
Impact of development
of air conditioning; early experiments.
Phoenix school desegregation.
Children’s comedy show
Wallace and Ladmo is longest running local program with
the same hosts in US history. (10,000 shows) Film producer
Stephen Speilberg comments.
Political career of Ernest
W. MacFarland; Majority Leader of U.S. Senate; Arizona
Governor; and Chief Justice of Arizona Supreme Court.
Political career of
Republican Governor/U.S. Senator Paul Fannin.
State Community College
system established; serves more than 150,000 students
U.S. Senator Carl Hayden
celebrates 50 years. President Kennedy attends banquet.
'One Man One Vote' court
ruling shifts political power from rural to suburban areas.
Sam Goddard elected Democratic
Profile of Barry Goldwater.
Re-organization of structure
of state government.
Profile of Raul Castro,
first Hispanic Governor of Arizona.
Impact of Vietnam War. Six
Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Overview of development
of Sun City and other retirement communities.
Overview of 'recent events:
----Arizonan William Renquist
appointed to U.S. Supreme Court; later made Chief Justice.
----Sandra O’Connor becomes
first woman appointed to U.S. Supreme Court.
----Arizona sees many developments
in the arts; as well as professional sports teams.
Morris Udall seeks the Presidency. Governor Wesley Bolin
dies in office.
Governor Bruce Babbitt runs
for Democratic nomination for President.
Governor Evan Mecham is
impeached and removed from office.
Secretary of State Rose
Mofford becomes Arizona’s first female
Featured participants include:
Governors Paul Fannin,
and Bruce Babbitt.
Film producer Stephen Speilberg.
Attorney Gary Peter Klahr.
Historians Don Dedera,
and Lester 'Budge' Ruffner.
Legislative leader Burton Barr.
Community leaders Steve Corkran
and David Wick.