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In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
The University of Arizona’s most historic and iconic building is getting a $13.5 million makeover.
For a designer or architect, being able to shape the restoration and renovation of an important historic building like Old Main is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
A little over two years from now, you might be going to the 1891 Courthouse to see the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in session.
courtesy photo, Built in 1891, the Pinal County Courthouse is the subject of a massive rehabilitation and improvement project that will enable the Pinal County Board of Supervisors and other county agencies to utilize the now vacant space. The cost of the two-year project is estimated at $6 million.
The Town of Oro Valley could take money from its reserves to pay for restoration work at a historic homestead.
Jean Sibelius composed two works that are noted for their romantic nationalism, "Finlandia" and his "D Major Symphony No. 2."
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Buried under decades of the dirt, droppings and debris of a crumbling chicken coop, workers at Oro Valley's Steam Pump Ranch found a treasure trove of history.
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1896, a dentist’s ad in the Arizona Gazette offered silver fillings for $1.50 and extractions for 50 cents, with a Saturday special of 25 cents.
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1858, the first Butterfield Overland Mail coach entered Arizona by way of Stein’s Pass.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1891, Dr. J.C. Handy, physician and former chancellor of the University of Arizona, was shot and fatally wounded by attorney Francis J. Heney during a quarrel at the corner of Pennington and Church streets in Tucson.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1877, Ed Schieffelin recorded his claim to the “Tombstone Mine” in the Territorial courthouse in Tucson.
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1873, Vincente Hernandez, keeper of a general store and jewelry shop in Tucson, and his wife were beaten to death and robbed. Two days later a citizens committee hanged the murderers from the gallows in the plaza.
August 25, 2004 - Since its incorporation in 1952, Marana-based Krebs Engineers, 5505 W. Gillette Road, has become one of the world's leading producers of a product that separates the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.