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More Arizona Spotlight Stories from Aug 2011

New Book Separates Truth From Myth In The Shootout At The O.K. Corral

“The Last Gunfight” author finds it wasn't a shootout, but it did help create our enduring image of the old west.

Aug 25, 2011

Restoring Miracle Mile

After years of neglect, one of Tucson's most historic roadways is experiencing renewal thanks to some local vision and hard work.

Aug 4, 2011

Amerind Foundation Continues Artifact Research

Organization is still devoted to Native American culture, but has adapted its focus over 75 years.

May 13, 2011

American Experience: Freedom Riders

The inspiring story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. Tuesday at 8 p.m. on PBS-HD 6.

May 12, 2011

A Brief History of Segregation

Explore the legacy of segregation, and the uphill journey that many African Americans had to make to get an equal education no more than a generation or two from today.

Apr 21, 2011

The Archeological Treasures of Homolovi State Park

Discover a place in Northern Arizona that is sacred land to the Hopi, a budget-troubled state park, and a storehouse of ancient relics.

Mar 24, 2011

A Conversation with Edith Head

Actress and director Susan Claassen talks about taking on the persona of an outspoken Hollywood icon, the legendary designer Edith Head.

Feb 24, 2011

Exploring the story behind the deaths of three Boy Scouts near Tucson in 1958

Tucson author Cathy Hufault recounts the tragedy that sparked the largest search for missing persons in Arizona history

Dec 17, 2010

A Survivor's Story

Learn why Holocaust survivor Bill Kugelman chooses to share his concentration camp experiences with Tucson's troubled youth.

Nov 24, 2010

South Tucson

Learn about the history of South Tucson and how its citizens are facing today's challenges, in a story from Kimberly Craft.

Jul 23, 2010
Bisbee Minerals

"Treasures of the Queen" - Bisbee Mineral Exhibit

Mark McLemore visits the Flandrau Science Center to tour an exhibition of rare minerals and cultural artifacts from Bisbee's golden age of mining.

Jul 23, 2010
Geronimo

New Exhibit Looks At Both Sides Of The Geronimo Story

Arizona History Museum opens new, permanent Geronimo exhibit to explore the history and myths surrounding the legendary Apache warrior.

Jul 16, 2010
Naco Mammoth

Naco Mammoth

The ancient remains of a mammoth discovered in 1951 near Naco, Arizona tell a fascinating story. Mark McLemore visits the Arizona State Museum to find out what it says about the humans who lived and hunted in this region more than 12,000 years ago.

Jun 25, 2010

Johnny Gibson Remembered

Hear Johnny Gibson tell the story of his heroism during World War II.

Jun 11, 2010
Centennarian

Salute to Centenarians

More than fifty people at least 100 years old gathered recently at an event that may be unique in human history. Mark McLemore talks to Tucson's eldest citizens.

Nov 27, 2009
Corp. Henry Bahe, Jr. (left) and PFC George H. Kirk (right), Navajo Code Talkers.

Navajo Code Talkers

The Arizona State Museum presents an exhibit this month about the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. Mark McLemore talks with Zonnie Gorman, daughter of one of the Code Talkers.

Jul 17, 2009

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