More Arizona Illustrated History Stories

Farewell to Full Service

The A&M Shell Service Station on East Speedway has been owned by Arnold Mendez since 1965 and is one of the only full-service stations that still exists in Tucson.

Steward Observatory Turns 100

This year, the iconic Steward Observatory dome on the University of Arizona campus celebrated its 100th birthday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating its original dedication in 1923.

Muheim House

Built between 1898 and 1900 in the historic town of Bisbee, the Muheim House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Camp Naco

Former Buffalo Soldier camp near Bisbee honors the past while making plans for the future.

Alva Torres Plaza

Dedicated in honor of Alva Bustamante Torres, a fourth generation Tucsonan and community activist who fought to preserve important sites during Tucson’s Urban Renewal of the 1960s & 70s.

Fossil Collection

The Desert Laboratory's Vertebrate Paleontology Collection houses over 20,000 fossils, many of them from right here in the Sonoran Desert.

Behind the Scenes of Children of the Holocaust: Stories of Survival

A special look into the making of AZPM's original, multi-platform production.

Borderlands Brewers

We follow Ayla Kapahi and Savanna Saldate of Borderlands Brewing Co. as they show off their craft and remind us what we should know about the history of beer.

Copper Queen Library

The oldest continuously operating library in Arizona is described as a community treasure that is receiving national recognition.

El Charro Café Turns 100 Years Old

The iconic restaurant is a telling of Tucson’s culinary history that has captured acclaim from all over the world.

A Cornerstone in Tombstone

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tombstone occupies the oldest Protestant church building in Arizona

Favorite Places: Pima County Historic Courthouse

History comes to life in an iconic building that was designed in 1928 and continues to serve the community.

Settling in Flagstaff

The story of the first Chinese-American family to reside in Flagstaff, Arizona.

William “Curly” and Annie Neal

The journey of William “Curly” and Annie Neal as pioneers, entrepreneurs, and in 1895 the first Black owners of luxury resort in Arizona.

Protest Reflections

Looking back on the protests following the death of George Floyd. (7:07)

Myth and The West

Cody Young, Old Tucson Studios, and the legacy of Westerns in film.

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