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Queen Mine Tours-Bisbee Arizona
 
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Outfitted in hard hat, miner's headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the Queen Mine Tour each year—heading underground and back in time. Tour guides, retired Phelps Dodge employees, lead the group 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama.
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History of the Dept of Mining & Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona
 
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Dr. Mary Poulton, director of the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at the University of Arizona, discusses the University's support for mining. She believes Arizona can be a world leader in sustainable mining technology. Read more, http://arizonaexperience.org/innovate/mining-tomorrow
Views: 326 Arizona Experience
The Queen Mine
 
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Follow Leigh-Anne Brown and the Global Hot Wire team as they travel to Bisbee, Arizona to explore the illustrious history of the Queen Mine.
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THE LOST DUTCHMAN MINE !!!!! Secret Location Revealed  . ask Jeff Williams
 
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It's The mother of all Lost Gold mines and we take you to the location of where it all started , the Superstition mountains. Do you dare look for it behind Weavers Needle as others have and follow the clues that where left behind by The Peralta family . We begin our look at one of the most Searched after Lost Gold mines in American History, The Lost Dutchman Mine.
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The mining industry could be redefining the Arizona's future
 
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With the thousands of mines Arizona has to offer, the idea that the mining industry is antiquated and dead is a rumor a best. Mining is still a $4.8 billion industry and it not only creates jobs, but it also creates exports as well, which are both things Arizona's legislators will have to take into account. Cronkite News reporter Krystal Story has the story. http://www.azmining.com/
Views: 69 Cronkite News
La Vuelta de Bisbee: the promotional video
 
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The 1993 promotional video for the Southwest's premier bicycle stage race. An overview of La Vuelta de Bisbee: the race stages, race history, community involvement and La Vuelta's origins in Bisbee Arizona, the historic copper mining town. Race action from all five stages. Music: A Thousand Summers by John Tesh. This is an encore presentation of La Vuelta de Bisbee on the 20th anniversary of its release. Produced by Breakaway Productions in association with Bisbee Cycling Productions. Winner: Oasis Award for Best Sports Production and Oasis Award for Best Direction.
Views: 428 Breakaway Media
EMPIRE MINE PARK ASSOCIATION
 
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Video for Course SOC 901V Fresno Pacific University http://ce.fresno.edu/CPD/jeromy-winter/ Teacher's Learning Connection http://teacherslearningconnection.com/
Pearce Arizona Ghost Town Cemetery
 
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The Pearce Cemetery is an historic, grasslands cemetery located in southeastern Arizona approximately 22 miles south of Interstate 10 and 50 miles north of the US-Mexican border. Historical references to the “burying ground” indicate it was existing in 1883. It accommodated whoever “stacked a claim” to a spot. President Woodrow Wilson formalized the cemetery when he deeded 40 acres to the Pearce Lodge 21 of the Knights of Pythias in 1916, and it became known as the Sulphur Springs Valley Cemetery. In 1976 the non-profit Pearce Cemetery Association took over management and the cemetery was renamed the Pearce Cemetery. The cemetery is divided into 4 sections. In the “historic” section C1 is the original old burying ground, and around it are the graves of the folks who built the town of Pearce and worked so hard to help it prosper and grow through the gold and silver mining boom of the 1890s through the 1920s. The earliest currently identified graves date back to the late 1890s. The earliest inscribed markers are for 1900. Burials in this area stopped in the 196o’s, though lots are still available today for direct descendants of these old families. In Section C2 (the “new” section) burials started in 1969. In this area are the folks who spearheaded a second boom time around Pearce as a destination retirement community built by Horizon Land Corporation. Horizon began sales of town lots in the late 1960’s establishing a new area a few miles north of Pearce called Sunsites. They formally withdrew from Sunsites in 2004. Sections C3 and C4 were set up around the year 2000, and are used for new burials.
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Debe Branning & Angie Johnson
 
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Debe Branning has been the director of the MVD Ghostchasers of Mesa/Bisbee paranormal team since 1994. The team conducts investigations of haunted, historical locations throughout Arizona. Debe has been a guest lecturer at Ottawa University, Central Arizona College, Arizona State University and South Mountain Community College. She has been a speaker at science fiction conventions such as CopperCon, FiestaCon, HauntedCon and AZParacon. She has appeared in an episode of "Streets of Fear" for FearNet.com which aired October 2009 and on an episode of TRAVEL CHANNEL'S "Ghost Stories" about haunted Jerome, Arizona in July 2010. Debe is the author of "Sleeping With Ghosts-A Ghost Hunter's Guide to AZ's Haunted Hotels and Inns" (2004), "Grand Canyon Ghost Stories" (2012), and two children's books, "The Adventures of Chickolet Pigolet--The Bribe of Frankenbeans" and "The Adventures of Chickolet Pigolet--Murmur on the Oink Express". She has a new book coming out late in 2012--"The Graveyard Shift--Arizona's Historic and Haunted Cemeteries" and "The Adventures of Chickolet Pigolet "You Ought to be in Pig-tures". She pens columns for Examiner.com titled "Arizona Haunted Sites" and "Haunted Places" so travelers know where they might find a ghost or two as when they visit Arizona and the United States. Debe is a REIKI Master, a dowser, and is occasionally seen driving her hearse. Debe conducts the historic cemetery tours for the Pioneers' Cemetery Association in Phoenix and is currently working on a fundraiser project called "Dining Among the Dead." She has also developed a tombstone scavenger hunt sheet for both adults and school children as an Arizona Centennial project and revived the Adopt A Tombstone program. She has completed a tombstone restoration course and has overseen several Boy Scout Eagle projects in the cemetery. She has been on the PCA Board of Supervisors since 2008 and a member of PCA since 2005. Illinois Cemeteries Angie Johnson Angie has been a cemetery photographer since 2003. She have photographed over 1329 cemeteries. She has volunteered many of her photos to Illinois counties and state cemetery websites through the years. Photographing full counties and traveling the entire state which she keeps on her website walkamongthedeadgirl.com In 2012, she organized and became the first chairperson for the Illinois Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies. She travel and promotes AGS and Cemetery Preservation. She teaches cemetery preservation here in Illinois and helps people get involved. She is also the founder of The Good Samaritan Restoration team, which travels to many cemeteries here in Illinois restoring them. This year she and some of her volunteers will be restoring the Old Slave House cemeteries in Southern Illinois. Also, her completion of the notorious haunted Peck Cemetery Restoration will be completed this spring. Angie is the host of the yearly state wide cemetery crawls. She takes you on a 2 day event of nothing but history and cemeteries in our state. She works with historians and paranormal groups to help host in their areas. You can read her column "Central Illinois Cemeteries Revised" in the Southern Piatt Record Herald. She is featured in the new Chicago Graveyard book and has 2 new books she is working now, "The past roads of southern Piatt" and a book of her cemetery travels. She has been a speaker for many societies, featured in many newspapers, radio talk shows, and tv news stories through out the state. As a former paranormal investigator and E.V.P.S. found, she gave it all up to do something she is passionate about.
MINExpo 2012 Opening Session
 
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Mining is the beginning link in the global supply chain for the metals, minerals and energy required to sustain economic growth and security around the world. Fittingly, showcasing that role is the theme of the Opening Session of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012. Speakers: • Gregory Boyce, chairman and chief executive officer, Peabody Energy Company • Red Conger, president, Freeport-McMoRan Americas • Richard O'Brien, chief executive officer, Newmont Mining Corporation • Mike Sutherlin, president and CEO, Joy Global • Introductions: Hal Quinn, president and CEO, National Mining Association Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Garten, Juan Tripp Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business at the Yale University School of Management.
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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2010: MAD and HAMS Cases
 
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Mineralogical Association of Dallas and Houston Area Mineral Society Cases at the 2010 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Always a great collection of minerals on display from the various members of these clubs.
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Heading to Mining Towns, AZ
 
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Created on January 18, 2013 using FlipShare.
Views: 47 Sharon Day
A Vintage Clifton - amAZing small business video contest
 
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We are a small vintage shop located in Clifton, Arizona. Please enjoy our video submission for the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) amAZing Small Business Video Contest.
Views: 215 ASBA TV
Arizona Restaurant Industry
 
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Steve Chucri, President and CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association, talks about the state of the restaurant industry.
Views: 264 Arizona PBS
American Southwest (#28): Vulture Mine, Arizona
 
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The Vulture Mine ... prospector Henry Wickenburg came to Arizona from Austria in 1862 and discovered a promising outcropping of gold quartz a year later. Further investigation proved him right - he had indeed discovered a rich deposit. Two stories address his naming the claim the Vulture. One suggests he found the quartz while retrieving a buzzard he shot. Since there is no great purpose to wasting ammunition on a buzzard (unless it sees you as a prospective meal), this probably is not an accurate accounting. A second, more plausible, version is that on the day Henry Wickenburg made his discovery, he saw several of the big birds circling the mountain now known as Vulture Peak. As one of Arizona's richest gold mines, the Vulture became an important supplier of bullion for the Union cause during the Civil War. Henry Wickenburg was not a "hard rock" miner. Instead of doing the work, he contracted others to do the mining and milling, keeping a flat $15 per ton for himself. In 1866 Benjamin Phelps purchased an 80-percent interest in the mine, but, according to one account, never paid Wickenburg the total agreed-upon price. Wickenburg, who preferred other pursuits to begin with, left mining and tried the cattle business. His Wickenburg Ranch established the place-name for the town that bears his name. In the first six years of Phelps' mining operation, more than $2.5 million in gold was "officially" extracted. Unofficially, the total was believed to have been far higher: An estimated 20 percent to 40 percent of the ore is believed to have been "high-graded" (stolen) by the miners who worked there. One account says 18 of the high-graders were hanged. James Seymour purchased the mine in 1878, despite popular sentiment that the veins had played out. Seymour's instincts were right. The Vulture came back to life with such vigor that Seymour added a stamp mill along the Hassayampa River, about 12 miles from the mine. He named the community that formed around the stamp mill after himself. Then, in 1880, the mill was dismantled, moved to the Vulture to furnish parts for a new mill, and the town of Seymour died. The Vulture thrived well into the 1890s. The town featured a large stone assay office, miners' dormitories, houses for company officials, a mess hall, a school, a post office, and an 80-stamp mill. The post office closed in 1897, although production continued on a diminished scale through the 1920s. In fact, it was not until 1942, when President Roosevelt's Executive Order 208 banned mining of non-strategic material during World War II, that production ceased.
Views: 5196 Edward Rozylowicz
Arizona 40 Acres For Sale Owner Financing
 
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This huge 40 acre ranch (In Sec 1) is located in Northeastern Arizona. It is located very close to The Petrified Forest National Park and is also covered in trees. The property is located south of County Route 7002 and west of CR 7005. It is midway between Interstate 40 and US 180, approximately 40 miles east and south of Holbrook and about 45 miles southwest of Sanders and Chambers.The Petrified Forest National Park is to the east of the property. It also has juniper trees and cedar trees on it adding to this high desert landscape. The elevation is about 6,600 ft and the property is zoned A-General. A-General allows for the building of homes, manufactured homes, camping, RV's and the keeping of livestock. There is no time limit to build either. There are no association fees and property taxes are only $100.00 a year. This 40 acre ranch located in Northeast Arizona. It is about 50 miles North of St Johns, which is the county seat of of Apache County, Arizona. St Johns, which has a population of about 3,500, offer many amenities including shopping, schools, a public pool and library. Snowbirds will find the warm sunshine, blue skies and the high desert lifestyle enjoyable. This region is increasingly being utilized by the urban populations of Phoenix and Tucson as a pleasant retreat from the hot summer temperatures and an escape from chaotic urban life. Arizona's growth rate is among the highest in the nation. Census reports show the state grew by nearly 1.5 million residents from 1990, when it had more than 3.6 million residents, to more than 5.1 million in 2000. 7.3 million residents were expected by 2010. There are many recreational to do and explore around this 40 acre lot. There is Concho Valley Country Club & Golf Course, which is located 40 miles Southwest of the property. Concho Lake, which is one of Arizona'a few spring fed lakes, is also only 40 miles away. For boating, fishing, camping and water sports, there is Lyman Lake State Park, which is located about 38 miles South from this property. The world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood is also nearby. The Petrified Forest National Park & Painted Desert,which covers 93,000 acres, includes petroglyphs left behind by past cultures. CLICK TO VIEW LISTING: http://www.ownerfinancedland.com/40-Acres-For-Sale-Arizona-St-Johns-Owner-Financing.html Visit Us Online At: http://www.OwnerFinancedLand.com Call/Text us at 541-350-8606. E-mail us at [email protected] SUBSCRIBE TO THE OWNER TERMS LAND NETWORK'S YOU TUBE CHANNEL FOR MORE OWNER FINANCED LAND DEALS AND LAND INVESTING INFO: https://www.youtube.com/user/OWNERFINANCEDLAND [SOCIAL] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Owner-Terms-Land-Network-Owner-Financed-Land-No-Credit-Checks/243232527504 Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108712583466425668616 MORE LAND VIDEOS: OWNER FINANCING LAND OREGON 20 ACRES FOR SALE https://youtu.be/H5FJb-NGfb8 TINY HOUSES FOR SALE TINY STUDIO AVAILABLE https://youtu.be/-L7mLDUCnxc WHAT IS AN APN NUMBER IN LAND INVESTING? https://youtu.be/y-AMFiL_VKc OWNER FINANCING 10 ACRES FOR SALE OREGON https://youtu.be/sbZT3fzEwE8 OWNER FINANCED LAND FLORIDA 1 ACRE FOR SALE https://youtu.be/7_jQxKUBDg4 Copyright 2017 © The Owner Terms Land Network LLC™ All rights reserved
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Gold mine adit South of the Red Cloud Mine in Chuckwala Mountains
 
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Gold mine adit South of the Red Cloud Mine in Chuckwala Mountains. This is a tough area to get to....4x4 required. I did a little drywashing at the Red Cloud mine area.....for some 'fine gold".
Views: 247 David Buehn
Vulture Mine near Wickenburg, Arizona
 
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Martin Hagen, vice president of the Vulture Mine Preservation and Restoration Association, talks about the history of the mine and why it should be preserved
Views: 45 Alyson Zepeda
LD14 Primary - July 19, 2016
 
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Candidates that attended: State Representative (Republican) Dennis Barger Drew John Becky Nutt Anthony Sizer
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LD14 Candidate Debate
 
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Candidate Debate for LD14 Senate: Jaime Alvarez (D) (attended) Gail Griffin (R) (did not attend) House: Mike Holmes (D) (attended) Drew John (R) (attended) Jason Lindstrom (D) (attended) Becky Nutt (R) (attended) For more information on debates, and to submit a question online, please visit www.azcleanelections.gov/debates
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Arizona Illustrated - December 11, 2012
 
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Debbie Hutchinson and Craig Ivanyi from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum discuss the opening of the new Warden Aquarium exhibit. We visit also visit the museum to see the Raptor Free Flight demonstration. Ester Havey, Market on the Move Tucson Supervisor talks about the market and it's benefits. And The Bisbee Restoration Association takes us on a tour of Bisbee's history.
O.K Corral | Famous Livery | Horse Stable | Tombstone | Arizona | USA
 
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The O.K. Corral (Old Kindersley) was a livery and horse corral from 1879 to about 1888 in the mining boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, in the southwestern United States near the border with Mexico. Despite its association with the fight at the O.K. Corral, the historic fight did not take place within or next to the corral on Allen Street, but in a narrow lot on Fremont Street, six doors west of the rear entrance to the corral. The lot was between Harwood's home and C. S. Fly's 12-room boarding house and photography studio. O.K Corral Website | http://www.ok-corral.com/ O.K Corral | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.K._Corral_(building) Twitter | https://twitter.com/USAGhostTowns Tumblr | https://ameicanghosttowns.tumblr.com/ About my Channel. Welcome to my channel, the OFFICIAL home of American Ghost Towns, I make video's about Ghost Towns in America and other parts of the world, with the HISTORY and FACTS about these towns. Also video's about Travel and People. Don't Forget to Like, Share and Subscribe Here | https://www.youtube.com/c/AmericanGho... Thanks for visiting. #OKCorral #Tombstone #AmericanGhostTowns
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Tombstone history - Mayor Clum
 
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www.HauntedSaloon.com - Mayor John P. Clum visits the Haunted Saloon. Join the "Live" fun and laughter every Tuesday night on our "Live" old west video webcast from the Haunted Saloon at: http://www.HauntedSaloon.com
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4 Acres With Tiny House Arizona For Sale Owner Financing
 
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This 4.66 acre( lot 194) ranch, which has a tiny house on it, is located in Northeastern Arizona. This lot(lot 194) is located within the Arizona Park Estates subdivision. This property boasts easy access direct from paved highway 191 via about 9 miles of well maintained roads. It also has Juniper trees and Cedar trees on it adding to this high desert landscape. The property has three small structures on it. The tiny house on the property, which is approx 100 sq ft, has a small desk, small counter top, small bed and small closet. The tiny house is wired for electric for use with solar or generator. The property also has a small outhouse and small storage shed. This property is almost 5 acres and is fenced with barb wire all the way around the property. Lot 194 also has a small entrance gate, which can be locked. The elevation is about 6,600 ft and the property is zoned A-General. A-General allows for the building of homes, manufactured homes, camping, RV's and the keeping of livestock. There is no time limit to build either. There are no association fees and property taxes are only $50.00 a year. This 4.66 acre ranch is perfectly located in Northeast Arizona. It is about 30 miles North of St Johns, which is the county seat of of Apache County, Arizona. St Johns, which has a population of about 3,500, offer many amenities including shopping, schools, a public pool and library. Snowbirds will find the warm sunshine, blue skies and the high desert lifestyle enjoyable. This region is increasingly being utilized by the urban populations of Phoenix and Tucson as a pleasant retreat from the hot summer temperatures and an escape from chaotic urban life. Arizona's growth rate is among the highest in the nation. Census reports show the state grew by nearly 1.5 million residents from 1990, when it had more than 3.6 million residents, to more than 5.1 million in 2000. 7.3 million residents are expected by 2010. Road directions to lot 194 From St Johns, Arizona: From St Johns, take 191 for 30 miles to the Witch Wells bar. Drive a few hundred feet and turn left on Country Road 7230. Then drive 4 miles to an intersection and turn right on Country Road 7231. Drive 4 more miles. You will see two posts with a marker for 525, which is the physical address of lot 194. Enter there!! There are many recreational to do and explore around this 4.66 acre lot. There is Concho Valley Country Club & Golf Course, which is located 40 miles Southwest of the property. Concho Lake, which is one of Arizona'a few spring fed lakes, is also only 40 miles away. For boating, fishing, camping and water sports, there is Lyman Lake State Park, which is located about 38 miles South from this property. The world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood is also nearby. The Petrified Forest National Park & Painted Desert,which covers 93,000 acres, includes petroglyphs left behind by past cultures. Come to Apache County and enjoy the warm weather, the beautiful high desert and this nice affordable 4.66 acre lot in Northeastern Arizona. CLICK TO VIEW LISTING: http://www.ownerfinancedland.com/4-Acres-With-Tiny-House-For-Sale-St-Johns-Arizona-Lot-194.html Visit Us Online At: http://www.OwnerFinancedLand.com Call/Text us at 541-350-8606. E-mail us at [email protected] SUBSCRIBE TO THE OWNER TERMS LAND NETWORK'S YOU TUBE CHANNEL FOR MORE OWNER FINANCED LAND DEALS AND LAND INVESTING INFO: https://www.youtube.com/user/OWNERFINANCEDLAND [SOCIAL] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Owner-Terms-Land-Network-Owner-Financed-Land-No-Credit-Checks/243232527504 Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108712583466425668616 MORE LAND VIDEOS: OWNER FINANCING LAND OREGON 20 ACRES FOR SALE https://youtu.be/H5FJb-NGfb8 ARIZONA OWNER FINANCED LAND 5 ACRES FOR SALEhttps://youtu.be/h4EBT1CuG0k OWNER FINANCED LAND OREGON 7 ACRES FOR SALE https://youtu.be/W9d3IevUpfQ 4 ACRES WITH TINY HOUSE IN ARIZONA OWNER FINANCING https://youtu.be/oXmVUnq5O_A OWNER FINANCED LAND FLORIDA 1 ACRE FOR SALE https://youtu.be/7_jQxKUBDg4 Copyright 2016 © The Owner Terms Land Network LLC™ All rights reserved
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May 10, 2014 Going to Tombstone, Arizona  (Iron Butt Run)
 
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We left Fort Worth, Texas at 3 am and are on our way to Tombstone, Arizona in one day running 1075 miles on the odometer in less than 24 hours to get our "iron-butt/sore-butt" patch. We went to Midland/Odessa in 4 hours and 15 minutes and made it to Tombstone just before 7 pm...well under the 24 hours. Here we are on highway 191 heading South to Douglas, Arizona.
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Today in America with Terry Bradshaw
 
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Today in America focusing on the Green Valley Sahuarita Area THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Pima County Town of Sahuarita La Posada Quail Creek Green Valley Board of Realtors Meritage Homes Green Valley Sahuarita Association of Realtors Rancho Sahuarita THANK YOU TO: Ray Carroll, County Supervisor Duane Blumberg, Mayor, Town of Sahuarita Jacque Brasher, President, Green Valley Sahauarita Association of Realtors Jeff Grobstein, President, Meritage Homes Tom Murphy, Community Liaison, Rancho Sahuarita Tim Carmichael, Vice President, Marketing, La Posada Deborah Walden-Ralls, FICO Justin St. John, Town of Sahuarita Mary Reynolds, Town of Sahuarita Councilwoman Kara Egbert and family, Town of Sahuarita Bob Childs, President, Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce VERY, VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: Kelly Walter, Advertising and Publicity Chair for Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
Views: 1535 TownofSahuarita
Political Figures, Lawyers, Politicians, Journalists, Social Activists (1950s Interviews)
 
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Interviewees: Harold Himmel Velde, United States political figure Hugh D. Scott, Jr., American lawyer and politician John V. Beamer, U.S. Representative from Indiana Orland K. Armstrong, Republican United States Representative, journalist, and social activist Edward L.R. Elson, Presbyterian minister and Chaplain of the United States Senate Richard Russell, Jr., American politician from Georgia Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. (November 2, 1897 -- January 21, 1971) was an American politician from Georgia. A member of the Democratic Party, he briefly served as Governor of Georgia (1931--33) before serving in the United States Senate for almost 40 years, from 1933 until his death in 1971. As a Senator, he was a candidate for President of the United States in the 1952 Democratic National Convention, coming in second to Adlai Stevenson. Russell was a founder and leader of the conservative coalition that dominated Congress from 1937 to 1963, and at his death was the most senior member of the Senate. He was for decades a leader of Southern opposition to the civil rights movement. Russell competed in the 1952 Democratic presidential primary, but was shut-out of serious consideration by northern Democratic leaders who saw his support for segregation as untenable outside of the Jim Crow South. When Lyndon Johnson arrived in the Senate, he sought guidance from knowledgeable senate aide Bobby Baker, who advised that all senators were "equal" but Russell was the most "equal"—meaning the most powerful. Johnson assiduously cultivated Russell through all of their joint Senate years and beyond. Russell's support for first-term senator Lyndon Johnson paved the way for Johnson to become Senate Majority Leader. Russell often dined at Johnson's house during their Senate days. However, their 20-year friendship came to an end during Johnson's presidency, in a fight over the Chief Justice nomination of Johnson's friend and Supreme Court justice Abe Fortas in 1968. While a prime mentor of Johnson, Russell and the then-president Johnson also disagreed over civil rights. Russell, a segregationist, had repeatedly blocked and defeated civil rights legislation via use of the filibuster and had co-authored the Southern Manifesto in opposition to civil rights. He had not supported the States Rights' Democratic Party of Strom Thurmond in 1948, but he opposed civil rights laws as unconstitutional and unwise. (Unlike Theodore Bilbo, "Cotton Ed" Smith and James Eastland, who had reputations as ruthless, tough-talking, heavy-handed race baiters, he never justified hatred or acts of violence to defend segregation. But he strongly defended white supremacy and apparently did not question it or ever apologize for his segregationist views, votes and speeches.) Russell was key, for decades, in blocking meaningful civil rights legislation that might have protected African-Americans from lynching, disenfranchisement, and disparate treatment under the law. After Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Russell (along with more than a dozen other southern Senators, including Herman Talmadge and Russell Long) boycotted the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. A prominent supporter of a strong national defense, Russell became in the 1950s the most knowledgeable and powerful congressional leader in this area. He used his powers as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1951 to 1969 and then as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee as an institutional base to add defense installations and jobs for Georgia. He was dubious about the Vietnam War, privately warning President Johnson repeatedly against deeper involvement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Russell,_Jr.
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