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From: "BBFFRRPP" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Massachusetts History goes back to 1600's; Arizona became a State in 1912!
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 08:02:29 -0500
While looking for newspaper information for Phoenix, AZ, I found a paragraph
offering a brief history of the State of Arizona, and was reminded that
Arizona did not become a State until ... 1912.
"History of The Arizona Republic
As the state's largest newspaper, The Arizona Republic offers its readers a
strong focus on local news, along with national and international news.
Debuting May 19, 1890, as The Arizona Republican, the newspaper was created
as a sounding board to challenge the biased political beliefs of the
established Arizona newspapers.
Because of political challenges, Governor Lewis Wolfley and his attorney
general, Clark Churchill, supported the creation of a newspaper providing a
balance of political viewpoints and ideals.
The Republican brought news of a busy, changing world to the Arizona
Territory and covered the founding of Phoenix as the third and permanent
capital of the Arizona Territory in 1889. From infancy to adulthood, Phoenix
and The Republic matured together to establish a standard for community,
commercial and political support and involvement.
>From the beginning, the focus of the newspaper was to make the Arizona
Territory a better place to live. The fight for statehood, achieved in 1912,
was one of the newspaper's greatest victories.
Since 1915, the newspaper has been the largest-circulation newspaper in
The Arizona Republican ceased to exist when it was renamed The Arizona
Republic on Nov. 11, 1930. Six days later, its owners bought the Phoenix
Evening Gazette (later named The Phoenix Gazette) and the Arizona Weekly
Gazette (now the Arizona Business Gazette)."
Just to provide a sense of comparison .. "explorers" first found the New
England Coast .. about 300 years .. before Arizona .. became a State.
..What I was looking for was information on the death of a long-lost uncle
whom I found out died in Phoenix, AZ, in 1996. Silas Dean LEWIS was born
in Malden, MA, in 1923. Around 1950 he "left Massachusetts" .. never to be
seen nor heard from again. One member of the family suspected that
Uncle Dean initially moved to Michigan. We know absolutely nothing about
his life from 1950 .. until his death in 1996.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children;
one is roots, the other is wings."
Hodding Carter, Jr.