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'Some Thrived, Some Died'

New book chronicles the history of Arizona mining towns past and present.

On Board Historic Steam Engine No. 844

Large crowds greeted the locomotive in Tucson, as it made a whistle stop for Arizona's centennial celebration.

Top Secret Rosies

A documentary tells the true story of how a select group of civilian female mathematicians helped the U.S. achieve victory during World War II.

Exhibit Tunes In to Guitarmaking History

"Good Vibrations" offers glimpse at the instrument and its construction, from 16th-century Europe to present-day Tucson

The Dry Run: Prohibition in Arizona

Arizona's 18-year ban on alcohol had unintended consequences

Ken Burns

A conversation with the acclaimed documentarian reveals some of the reasons why he found the story of "Prohibition" so compelling.

"Not a Single Day Without a Job"

Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps left an indelible legacy in Southern Arizona

Web Feature: A Legacy in Stone

Throughout Southern Arizona, parks and wild places bear the mark of the Civilian Conservation Corps

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.

Locals Unite for Literacy

Thousands of volunteers keep Tucson's library system alive--and lively

Amerind Foundation Continues Artifact Research

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

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.

Web Feature: "A Mountaintop Experience"

Freedom Rider Jim Zwerg tells his story of struggle and sacrifice for civil rights

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.

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.

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.

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