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June 25, 2013
- Legend City | Video
- Legend City, a former theme park in Phoenix, was established 50 years ago. Phoenix-area historian John Southard will discuss the history of the park.
August 27, 2012
- Johnny Franklin Celebrity Photos | Video
- The Sunnyslope Historical Society recently hosted "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", an exhibition of celebrity photographs taken by the late Johnny Franklin. Arizona music historian John Dixon shares Franklin’s photos of entertainment luminaries such Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino, the Grateful Dead and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.
August 9, 2012
- Johnny Franklin’s Celebrity Photos | Video
- The Sunnyslope Historical Society is hosting a free exhibition, "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", Sunday, August 12th, from 1-4pm. The exhibit features photographs and memorabilia belonging to the late Johnny Franklin, who photographed numerous performers visiting and living in the Valley of the Sun. Arizona music historian John Dixon provides a preview of the exhibition that includes photos of entertainment luminaries such as Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Fabian, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.
February 14, 2012
March 21, 2011
- Theodore Roosevelt Dam Centennial | Video
- For 100 years, Roosevelt Dam has provided Phoenix, and the rest of the Valley, with a reliable water supply making it possible for the desert region to grow and prosper. Salt River Project historian James LaBar shares some remarkable stories about the making of the dam.
March 3, 2010
- How Governor Mofford Saved the Cactus League | Video
- Spring Training baseball is in full swing this month, and with half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams, Arizona’s Cactus League is as strong as ever. But there was a time when Arizona might have lost the league if not for the actions of Governor Rose Mofford. Former Special Assistant to the Governor Geoffrey Gonsher and Cactus League historian Rodney Johnson tell us how Governor Mofford saved the Cactus League.
January 15, 2009
- New State Archives Building | Video
- On the day of the grand opening of the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History building, State Archives Director GladysAnn Wells and historian Doug Kupel talk about the new facility, what visitors can expect and the long process of constructing it.
May 16, 2006
- Battle of Picacho Pass
- Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson take viewers back to the western-most battle of the Civil War: The Battle of Picacho Pass.
April 18, 2006
- Arizona's Civil War Battle
- April 15 is the anniversary of the Battle of Picacho Pass, which took place near Picacho Peak, located about 70 miles southeast of Phoenix. It was the western most battle of the Civil War. Join Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson as they discuss the battle.
December 29, 2005
- Arizona Stories: Marshall Trimble
- In honor of Arizona's 93rd birthday, official state historian Marshall Trimble remembers the unusual tall tales and legends that make up the unique fabric of Arizona's past and present.
February 14, 2005
- Arizona Stories
- Marshall Trimble has performed with Rex Allen, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Oak Ridge Boys, authored 19 books on Arizona and the West, appeared all over Arizona and in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.He treats Horizon to some stories, history and songs.