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marie graham, arizona's first solo female aviator, has a story worth telling

marie graham was the first female flight instructor in phoenix and the first arizona woman to be awarded a limited commercial pilot’s license.       





phoenix has fewer than 100 homes left from 19th century. here's where to find them

the most common types of architecture from the 19th century are queen ann, eastlake and shingle, and they can all be found in phoenix.        





here's why the asu-ua rivalry is so deep-seated

it's more than sports, or sharing a state. in arizona, the university of arizona didn't want arizona state university to exist.        





from climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love arizona

arizona became a state on february 14, 1912. this year it celebrates its 106th birthday!        





how did the salt river get its name?

next time you're floating down the salt river in an inner tube, consider how the 200-mile-long waterway was named.       





vacant peoria hotel built in 1918 to be revitalized as new haunted hotel

dan scott halbert of matrix real estate investor network talks about the edwards hotel in old town peoria. the 1918 building is being turned into a haunted hotel. sean logan/azcentral.com        





moorish castle in sunnyslope a goliath gutter ball

castles are usually built for kings and queens, but the el cid castle in phoenix was built for bowling.       





the beatles' ties to arizona go deeper than 'get back'

paul mccartney's ties to arizona began when he met linda eastman, an accomplished photographer and musician who would become his wife.       





historic phoenix 'speakeasy' lures the adventurous with single red light

the curious walk down an alley, past "malinda," a mural that combines imagery of an african-american woman and the site’s original hotel.        





the pleasant valley war was arizona's version of the hatfields and mccoys

arizona's own version of the hatfields and mccoys family fued ended with a murder in tempe, but what started it?       





the shame of mesa newspaper editor who 'killed' santa in public view

by the time “santa” appeared unscathed, parents had already spirited their children away from the ghastly scene.       





marie graham, arizona's first solo female aviator, has a story worth telling

marie graham was the first female flight instructor in phoenix and the first arizona woman to be awarded a limited commercial pilot’s license.        





how did the salt river get its name?

next time you're floating down the salt river in an inner tube, consider how the 200-mile-long waterway was named.        





scottsdale was first with tough sign laws that paid off

scottsdale was the first to set specific restrictions on commercial signs, establishing a different look from neighboring cities.        





few mountains are named for women, but mount lemmon honors feminist scholar

the dramatic 9,152-foot summit of the santa catalina mountains got its name from sara plummer lemmon, a respected scholar ahead of her time.       





why is mesa called the valley's 'gateway' city?

thanks to phoenix-mesa gateway airport, mesa is thought of as the eastern entry to the valley. but the airport wasn't first to use that descriptor.       





moorish castle in sunnyslope a goliath gutter ball

castles are usually built for kings and queens, but the el cid castle in phoenix was built for bowling.        





the beatles' ties to arizona go deeper than 'get back'

paul mccartney's ties to arizona began when he met linda eastman, an accomplished photographer and musician who would become his wife.        





arizona state flag: what the colorful rays mean

the top half of the flag includes 13 rays of sunshine, which represent the nation's original 13 colonies, alternating between red and yellow.       





what happened to downtown phoenix's famous western store porter's?

tourists came to buy western duds. the store even boasted arizona's first escalator.