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Legacy Projects | Arizona Centennial

Legacy Projects

 

 

Legacy Projects are projects generated by community members and sanctioned by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission. These projects strive to leave a lasting legacy in honor of the Centennial and range from public art, to restoration of historic properties, to musical compositions. Learn more about Legacy Projects to see how you can leave a meaningful mark on the Centennial.

 

View all the Approved Legacy Projects to date:

100 YEARS 100 RANCHERS, Scott Baxter | A black and white photographic project will document 100 Arizona ranchers whose families have been ranching in the state since 1912 or earlier.  Each rancher will be interviewed to obtain information about the family’s history and their ranch operations.  The culmination of the project will coincide with the Arizona Centennial in 2012.  An exhibit is tentatively scheduled to open in January 2012 at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal Four Gallery.  In addition, a limited edition book and a short documentary film are planned.

100 YEARS OF ARIZONA SPORTS, Phoenix Regional Sports Commission| The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission is embarking on a publication that will celebrate the history of Arizona sports. Authored by several influential contributors in Arizona, the “100 Years of Arizona Sports” is dedicated to athletes in the Grand Canyon State. Unforgettable stories and other major events are highlighted to bring local legends, athletes, eras, and different sports in Arizona together to commemorate Arizona’s first 100 years. The book will be comprised of ten categories which recognize significant contributions to the history of Arizona sports.

100 YEARS OF ARIZONA WOMEN, Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame | The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to sharing the stories of women, the stories of their struggles, their accomplishments and contributions to our community, heritage and freedom. It strives to educate society about the great women of Arizona’s past and to make a more complete record of Arizona history by including stories of a group whose tremendous achievements have sometimes been overlooked. The Women’s Hall of Fame is on display at the Carnegie Center, near the Capitol Mall.

100 YEARS OF ARIZONA PRESS WOMEN, Arizona Press Women | A history book, featuring more than 20 Arizona women journalists and writers, will be presented as short stories written to capture the spirit of the women and times in which they lived.  Each story will chronicle the work of a woman in Arizona who made a significant contribution to our history, beginning with Sharlot Hall and ending with a current-day journalist or writer.  The mission is to illuminate the rich, diverse heritage bequeathed to us by those who lived and worked during the centennial period thanks to the writings they left behind and the barriers they broke.

100 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS PRESENCE, LATINO LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TRAVELING PHOTO AND ARTS EXHIBIT, Advocates for Latino Arts & Culture Consortium Inc. (DBA, ALAC, Latino Arts and Culture Center)| The Latino Life and Contributions Traveling Photo and Arts Exhibit will consist of a community based collection of photos (with accompanying vignettes that describe the significance to the development of Arizona), and artifacts representing the Latino presence in Arizona over the past 100 years. The exhibit will travel throughout the State during the Centennial Year to museums and schools and be permanently housed at the ALAC Galeria for future generations to enjoy.

100 YEARS OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, Arizona Game and Fish | In commemoration of one century of service to the citizens of Arizona the Game and Fish Department proposes to construct an interpretive foot path highlighting significant milestones in the history of the Arizona Game Ranger and their important contribution to the evolution of wildlife conservations, science-based wildlife management and their public service as commissioned law enforcement officers. The Trail will be located adjacent to the front entry plaza at the Department’s state headquarters facility on the Carefree Highway in Phoenix. The trail will end at the Department’s Memorial Garden which commemorates all those Department personnel who have lost their lives protecting and conserving the wildlife of Arizona.

100 YEARS, 100 CHEFS, 100 RECIPES, Margo Kesler | 100 Years, 100 Chefs, 100 Recipes is a culinary tribute celebrating Arizona’s Centennial and will feature recipes from across the state. The cookbook is a collection of 100 chefs and cooks from each region throughout Arizona, acknowledging their recipe and most importantly the region. With ten James Beard Award Winning Chefs, over 50 culinary events, 60 farms and farmer’s markets statewide, not to mention the countless restaurants that have shaped Arizona’s culinary world, there are plenty of reasons to deem Arizona a culinary capitol. The cookbook will educate readers about the history and impact of the Five C’s in Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast Arizona, as well as each region’s culinary (Arizona’s sixth C) history.

1891 PINAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE RENOVATION|

1891 SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT, Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument | A plan to identify the site of a historic schoolhouse near Cordes Junction, and to provide visitors with signage, educational materials, artifacts and information about the ranching families in the area who built and used the school.

1912 ARIZONA STATE HOSPITAL ADMIN BUILDING, Arizona Department Health Services | The 1912 Mahoney Administration Building is unique in that it is one of few remaining government buildings dating back to 1912.  As one of the earliest remaining examples of Mission Revival-style architecture in Phoenix, the Arizona State Hospital will rehabilitate the 1912 Mahoney Administration Building to be a mixed-use public facility containing a visitors’ information and welcome center, interpretive exhibits, and possibly a medical research library.

26 BLOCKS, AZ, Joey Robert Parks | 26 Blocks, AZ is a first-of-its-kind collaborative art project celebrating Arizona. 26 Blocks, one for each of 26 cities in Arizona, debuted on May 2, 2010 and had toured continually since then. One block is created for a city with A as the first letter in its name. Another block is created for a city with B as the first letter in its name and so on. The project’s name is an double entendre referring to city blocks and children’s alphabet building blocks.

A DREAM OF ARIZONA, Allen Abel | In collaboration with historic and cultural organizations, author and documentary film producer Allen Abel will travel across Arizona seeking unique stories of Arizonans for inclusion in two illustrated companion volumes, Arizona 1912 and Arizona 2012, to be published in advance of the Centennial.

A HISTORY OF SCOUTING IN SOUTHEASTERN ARIZONA AND ENVIRONS, Grand Canyon Council, BSA| A locally produced 84 page booklet exploring the history of Scouting in Arizona. Included are three separate papers of different time segments of the Scouting story in Southeastern Arizona.

A LEGACY IN THE VALLEY, Paul Bryant Monteilh (Monteilh Productions)| “A Legacy in the Valley” is a digital film documentary that will explore the life and legacy of Helen K. Mason as founder of The Black Theater Troop, Inc. here in Phoenix, Arizona. She comes from a legacy of Arizona pioneers. Her grandmother, Mary Green was the first freed (former) slave to settle in the valley back in 1868. Numerous interviews will be conducted to bring together a collective voice to help tell the story.

A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area| Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with collaboration from its partners will create and provide a series of non-personal interpretive media that highlight the role of the Colorado River and the unique Glen Canyon landscape in the exploration, settlement, and development of Arizona. The project also includes an Arizona Artist-in-Residence program, as well as a lecture series.

ADDIE SLAUGHTER BOOK, Linda Radke| Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo is a book designed for fourth to seventh grade readers to acquaint them with the life and time of Addie, the young daughter of John Horton Slaughter, famous Cochise County sheriff and owner of the San Bernardino Ranch. True episodes are based on stories that Addie told her own daughter, Adeline Greene Parks, and on the research of Reba Wells Grandrud, PhD, San Bernardino Ranch historian.

AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRSTS IN ARIZONA, Free Soil Films | A five-part mini-documentary series, including DVD’s and a companion Web site, that explores the backgrounds and perspectives of African American leaders in Arizona who were the first African Americans to hold their positions in their careers.

ALPINE FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT| This project will document biographical and historical information about families and former residents of the community of Alpine, Nutrisos, Blue, Springerville, and Luna, NM, in order to increase and enhance the availability of historical and genealogical information available to all Apache County library patrons as well as to the larger community of internet users. Once the final version is published, the project director will distribute copies to all seven branches of the Apache County Library District for inclusion in their Southwest collections, and to Arizona Historical Societies and Family History Centers for their collections.

ANZA DAYS PROMOTION |

ARIZONA AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL PROJECT, Bruce Nelson| The Arizona African American Historical Project, to be created by local actor/filmmaker Bruce Nelson, will include five short films, five young adult books and five audio drama recordings. These will be based on local experience growing up in the small African American community known as the Washington Park Neighborhood in Mesa, Az.

ARIZONA BLACK RODEO PRESENTS BILL PICKETT INVITATIONAL RODEO, Lanette Campbell| The Arizona Black Rodeo in partnership with Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo will present a historical narrative and skits honoring Arizona Buffalo Soldiers who had an early and significant impact on the settlement, growth, and development of the West and the State of Arizona. Two days are planned for February 24 and 25, 2012 at Rawhide Rodeo Arena at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona. The venue will host school age children on the first day and be opened up to the general public on the second day. It is expected that 7,000 will attend each day. Arizona’s Black Rodeo events will include guest speakers, African-American cowboy storytelling, music, dancing, calf roping demonstrations and vendors.

ARIZONA CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE BLANKET, Cactus Needles Knitting Guild| Celebrates and elaborates on the history and significance of several symbols associated with the culture of our State of Arizona.

ARIZONA CENTENNIAL YAVAPAI COUNTY SCHOOLS POSTCARD PROJECT, Ann Sterling | The Yavapai County Education Service Agency, in conjunction with the Yavapai County Centennial Committee is pleased to announce that the traditional student Christmas card contest will be modified this year in honor of the Arizona Centennial. The focus of this year’s contest, however, will be the celebration of Arizona’s 100th birthday, honoring the past and celebrating the future. Designs this year must be related to the Arizona Centennial and may include aspects of the winter holiday season. The winning cards will still be used as the Christmas cards distributed to schools, elected officials and community members. They will also be sold as Postcards, Note Cards and/or Calendars.

ARIZONA CENTENNIAL: THE MAKING OF A STATE, Jo Baeza| A year-long project published weekly or semi-weekly in the White Mountain Independent regional newspaper in Show Low, about the seldom-told story of how Arizona became a state, who the people are and how they came about. The history will cover the entire state with an emphasis on northern Arizona and the last area of the state to be settled.

ARIZONA FARMING AND RANCHING HALL OF FAME VOLUME ONE 2008-2012, Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience/ Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame| In 2012 the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame will publish Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame, Volume One 2008 – 2012. The book will contain photographs and oral histories from the first five years. This volume will cover the state from Navajo Nation to Douglas, Safford to Parker and much of central Arizona. The honorees are farmers, ranchers, writers, beekeepers and businessmen that have contributed to the industry and to Arizona.

ARIZONA HISTORYMAKERS, Historical League, Inc. | Over 150 hours of oral history interviews of influential Arizonans who have shaped the Arizona we live in today will be made available to the public, teachers and classrooms through the Centennial Video “IN OUR OWN WORDS”;  the transcription of the complete oral history manuscripts on www.HistoricalLeague.org; and a hardbound 320 page Centennial commemorative book, ARIZONA Recollections and Reflections of Arizona Historymakers.

ARIZONA NEWSPAPERS 1880-1912, Arizona State History and Archives Division | A statewide partnership, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is digitizing the major territorial newspapers from across the state in order to make them available through Arizona Memory Project, the U.S. Library of Congress and the NEH National Digital Newspaper Program Web site.

ARIZONA STORIES, Eight/KAET-TV | Multiple aspects of Arizona’s culture and history will be featured in a multimedia project, including at least 28 hours of original content for television documentaries, DVDs, a Web site and educational materials for broadcast and publication during 2012.

ARIZONA STORYTELLERS, The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com, 12 News | Timed to the Centennial, this project will celebrate what makes Arizona unique and unforgettable – the people. Guided by The Arizona Republic, Arizona Storytellers is a website featuring Arizonans telling stories in their own voices, with their own photographs and videos. Stories of heartbreaking journeys, thrilling moments, uncomfortable passages, wrenching defeats, unexpected joys, close calls, breakthroughs, and touching exchanges. Each weekday, starting on Feb. 14, 2011, The Republic will post one new story, aiming for 250 total stories. The best story of the week will be published in the paper and may be aired on KPNX – TV Ch. 12. The Arizona Republic and students at ASU will produce half of the stories. The other half will be user generated.

ARIZONA VOICES, Territorial Brass | Researchers and musicians from Territorial Brass will search the state for music and stories that describe Arizona’s journey to statehood, and then create an audio compact disc of the collection for distribution across Arizona.

ARIZONA WILDLIFE HISTORY BOOK COVERING 1912-62, AZ Game and Fish Department | The third book in a series by David E. Brown, exploring how the state managed wildlife, this publication is specifically about the first fifty years after statehood.

ARIZONA’S FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY, Roberta Serface| One of the great American highways of the 1920′s and 1930′s was known as The Broadway of America. Originally the route stretched from Tybee Island, Georgia, north through Tennessee, and then west through Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, to end at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. It passed directly through southern Arizona, notably Douglas, Tucson, Phoenix and Yuma. Unlike its famous “cousin”, Route 66, The Broadway of America has been virtually forgotten. Arizona’s Forgotten Highway will be a collection of historical photographs and other sources compiled into a photo-essay featuring one of Arizona’s first great intra-continental automobile routes through Arizona, with an impact on towns in southern Arizona between 1920 and 1940.

ARIZONA’S HISTORIC ROUTE 66 CENTENNIAL GEOCACHING PROJECT, Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona | Geocaching is a modern day treasure hunt game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. Trinkets are stored in a waterproof container (“cache”) that can be located in the wilderness or in a public venue, typically not in plain view. The GPS coordinates of the cache are published for free on the geocaching.com website.

ARIZONA’s MUSEUMS: A JOURNEY INTO AZ’s MEMORY, University of Arizona Press | A unique, comprehensive list of Arizona’s museums, including photographs, descriptions, histories, and location information.

AVONDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY ORAL HISTORIES, Avondale Public Library| The Avondale Public Library would like to begin a project to make people aware of its history and begin recording this history of the past fifty years by creating an ongoing oral history project. The Avondale Public Library was founded by the Avondale Women’s Club in 1930 and began with fifty books on the stage of the Avondale Public School #1, and has grown to a two branch system with a collection of 96,000.

AZ CENTENNIAL ARTISTS, Arizona Committee of the National Museum of Women | The exhibition of 30-35 paintings and etchings produced by influential women artists who lived and made their livelihoods producing art between 1905 and 1955.

AZ CENTENNIAL MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS, Arizona Commission on the Arts | This project includes the creation of two Centennial musical compositions, a band piece and choral music piece.  Both pieces will be appropriate for high school, college or community bands and will be made available free of charge to any performing group or ensemble that wishes to perform either piece.

AZ CENTENNIAL QUILT PROJECT, Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame | A quilting project to observe Arizona’s Centennial that includes a fabric competition, a quilt challenge, the creation of a quilt depicting scenes from Arizona history by the Arizona quilting community, and a traveling exhibition of selected challenge quilts will tour state and national quilt shows and museums.

AZ CENTENNIAL THEATRE FOUNDATION, Ben Tyler | The Centennial Theatre Foundation creates opportunities for Arizona theatre companies and playwrights, worldwide, to collaboratively define Arizona through the medium of live theatre. In nurturing this collaboration, the Foundation’s goal is to create a new body of work for the stage that reflects the unique, diverse qualities of Arizona and its people.

AZ GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES, Arizona History Foundation | In collaboration with the Arizona Memory Project, the Arizona History Foundation will curate an online photographic exhibit.  Using nationally accepted descriptive standards, the project includes cleaning, cataloging, and housing Arizona History Foundation glass plate collections, totaling more than 5,000 images.

AZ HIGHLAND CELTIC FESTVIAL, Celtic Society |

AZ HISTORIC CEMETERIES, Pioneers’ Cemetery Association | A comprehensive database containing archival research, completed inventory forms and oral histories of known historic cemeteries in Arizona will be created, based on the field work of volunteers with the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association.

AZ JEWISH CENTENNIAL PROJECT, Arizona Jewish Historical Society | A four-part project to link the Jewish community with statewide Centennial activities, including a museum exhibit, educational programs on Arizona history, a Centennial festival, and a student time-capsule project.

AZ LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATIONS, Freedoms Foundation | A dozen or more historic dramatizations of the lives of significant Arizona characters will be researched, written and made available for presentation by the Phoenix Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge.

AZ MEMORY PROJECT, Arizona State Library | Rich collections from Arizona libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions are being digitized and stored online by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records for the use and enjoyment of Arizonans for all time.

AZ PROFILES: MUSIC OF L.L.  KERR, Four Seasons Orchestra | The Four Seasons Orchestra, in collaboration with the Arizona State University Kerr Cultural Center, will be producing a CD of symphonic music by Louise Lincoln Kerr (1892-1977) of Scottsdale, Ariz. The project will include Kerr’s southwest impressionist pieces that feature Spanish folk music and Native American melodies of early Arizona.

AZ STATE GREATS BIOGRAPHY SERIES, Marilyn Watson | Former Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, Arizona’s first Latino Governor Raul Castro, and beloved former Governor Rose Mofford are among the 10 or more famous Arizonans to be featured in biographies written by the author to enrich the learning of Arizona history for fourth through seventh graders.

AZ STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM, Al Richmond | Slated for a beautiful 16-acre park in Williams, Arizona, a 106,500 square-foot museum will memorialize the cultural and ethnic diversity of Arizona’s people using as a backdrop the 76 railroads that, since the mid-1800s, developed and continue to sustain virtually every aspect of the state’s economy.  It will feature railroad engine houses and shops, interpretive exhibits, archives, an art gallery, meeting rooms, interactive computer facilities, a 500-seat auditorium and an outdoor amphitheatre.

AZ WAY OUT WEST AND WACKY, Five Star Publications | An Arizona history activity book targeted to children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

AZ WILDLIFE FOR CHILDREN, Terry T. Clapp | 2,500 additional copies of “Eloy the Elk and His Desert Friends,” and “Anteloping through Arizona,” will be printed for distribution to elementary schools and libraries in the state. The Arizona Elk Society has contributed the cost of printing the first 1,000 copies of “Eloy the Elk.”

AZ WILDLIFE VIEWS CENTENNIAL ISSUE |

AZ WOMEN’S HERITAGE TRAIL | Launched in early fall 2005 by a coalition of Arizona agencies and women’s organizations, 17 initial sites have been selected throughout Arizona to recognize the individual and group achievements of Arizona women. Eventually, the Trail will boast 100 sites that Arizonans will be able to explore via walking and driving tours, traveling exhibitions and virtual tours.

AZ, JEWEL OF THE AMERICAN WEST, Arizona Historical Society | Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official Historian, Gary Johnson, contributing photographer to Arizona Highways and Native Peoples magazines and Rick Elder, editor/writer are collaborating on the book, “Arizona, Jewel of the American West – Centennial Edition”. This book will be a hardbound edition presenting the history of the state and its peoples from the earliest days to the dawn of the Centennial.

AZ: ONE HUNDRED YEARS GRAND| As the official book of the Arizona Centennial, this book celebrates our unique history, highlights our struggles and triumphs, presents our crown jewels, and leaves any reader dazzled by our state. The foreword includes thought from Arizona leaders and a brief recap of the history up to 1912 comes next.

AZ’s INITIAL POINT / MONUMENT HILL, City of Avondale | Monument Hill is the “initial point,” located in the Avondale Planning Area, where government land surveys for the state first began in 1867. This project will help the City of Avondale educate visitors about the site’s historical significance. A hiking trail will promote local tourism and educational materials will be created to foster an appreciation for the site’s history.

AZ’S MEXICAN HERITAGE: AN AMERICAN STORY, Braun-Sacred Heart Center, Inc. | A four-part documentary on DVD, with an accompanying book, about the origins and contributions of Arizona’s people of Hispanic descent, for distribution to schools, libraries and educational organizations.

BARRIER2BRIDGE: A BORDER CELEBRATION, San Luis Corporation for the Arts and Humanities| Barrier2Bridge consists of two major parts: (1) A ten-day festival that celebrates border life, border arts, and border culture; and (2) a three-day academic conference that looks at the history, culture, demography, economics, and politics of the US/Mexico border. The festival will take place from February 10, 2012 through February 19, 2012.

BARRY M. GOLDWATER STATUE FOR NATIONAL STATUARY HALL, Arizona Historical Advisory Commission| The Arizona Historical Advisory Commission (AHAC) has been directed by a joint resolution to “acquire a statue for placement in Statuary Hall in the Capitol of this nation: to select and contract with a gifted and experienced sculptor to create a suitable statue of Senator Barry Goldwater; and to make the statue available for placement in Statuary Hall”, which is the rotunda of the US Capitol. Mr. Goldwater explored the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, photographed the landscape and people of the state and was a friend to Arizona’s Native American tribes. He served his constituents, both rural and urban with equal passion. His service to the people of this state earned him the nickname “Mr. Arizona.” The artist creating the statue will be selected after a through vetting of applications submitted. The statue will be bronze with a marble veneer base.

BECOMING ARIZONA, ASU History Department | An online “cyperpedia” of essays, lesson plans, and digitized collections regarding Arizona and history is planned for debut in January 2012 and will be a reference resource for all Arizonans.

BENJAMIN SACKS COLLECTION, Arizona History Foundation | Dr. Benjamin Sacks created the most extensive annotated bibliography known to exist on the history of Territorial Arizona and the borderlands. This project will recapture “lost” historical material that is in high demand by researchers. A bibliographic database with online access and cross references will be created with high resolution scans of more than 53,000 resource documents and 150 photographs.

BEYOND GERONIMO: THE APACHE EXPERIENCE, Heard Museum | A 3,800 square foot exhibit with more than a hundred pieces of cultural and fine art, an A/V component, publication and online exhibit availability. The exhibit will look at Apache groups in relation to Geronimo, and how this complex and intriguing individual has had a lasting impact on Apache people, in general. Other leaders of the Chiricahua will be highlighted.

BILL OF RIGHTS MONUMENT | 

BLACK CANYON SHEEP DRIVEWAY, Black Canyon Hist Park |

BRIGHAM CITY HISTORIC SITE RESTORATION, City of Winslow | A five-phase, five-year living history project will restore Brigham City, a 26-acre site settled as a fort in 1876 by a band of Mormon pioneers northeast of present day Winslow, Arizona. The expedition of 20 families and 15 bachelors included many who descendants went on to settle other parts of Arizona.

BUTTERFLIES AND GARDENS, Federation of Garden Clubs |

CADY HALL COURTYARD GARDEN, Town of Patagonia | A garden adjacent to the Patagonia Library will be restored with original homestead plantings. The library is housed in a former Patagonia Hotel (built during 1900-1912) that later became known as Cady Hall.

CANALSCAPE, Nan Ellin | Concept to develop vibrant urban cores and corridors along Metro Phoenix’s 181 miles of undeveloped canal systems. This mixed-use “urban infill” would provide highly desirable places to gather by the water as well as an alternative to sprawl.

CAVALRY SOLDIERS RELOCATION PROJECT, Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery | A dedicated Historic Memorial Cemetery has been constructed within the existing Southern Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery to resemble the historic Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery. The memorial will honor those who served in Arizona primarily between 1860 an 1866, as well as provide a permanent resting place for the remains of 60 of these soldiers.

CCC RECOGNITION DAY |

CELEBRATING ARIZONA: 48 WOMEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, Connie Robinson and Catherine Serie| The emphasis of this project is to recognize 48 women, living in the state today, who “make a difference” in the way they live their lives and/or through their leadership and dedication. Nominations are being taken in a variety of categories, based on contributions built over the last several decades. 48 women will be selected from a variety of professions and lifestyles that reflect the strength and diversity of the 48th state of Arizona.

CELEBRATING AZ WOMEN | AAUW Scottsdale in partnership with Scottsdale Community College will present an historical narrative and sketches honoring women who had an early and significant impact on the settlement, growth, and development of the State of Arizona, beginning with Native American and Hispanic women.  Three performances of Celebrating Arizona Women are planned for February 24 and 25, 2012 in the renovated theater on the campus of Scottsdale Community College. The venue will accommodate 300 people, and because of the collaborative nature of the project and the attendant publicity, full audiences can be expected.

CELEBRATING AZ’s CENTENNIAL WITH TREES, Town of Prescott Valley| The culmination of two independent capital development projects providing a municipal park with over 3,000 linear feet of 10 foot wide, accessible, LED lit, concrete multiuse path integrated into a certified American Society of Landscape Architects plan complete with trees and a community exercise system.

CELEBRATING AZ’S INFLUENCERS, The Stockyards Restaurant | A series of events recognizing and thanking up to seven deserving Arizonans for their impact on the history and future of the state, by designating and decorating with historical artifacts booths at The Stockyards commemorating the honorees.

CELEBRATION OF AZ POST OFFICE, Postal History Foundation | Online documentation of the history of the post offices in Vail, Oracle and Jerome through the Arizona Memory Project, including postal documents and photographs from Territorial days to the present.

CENTENNIAL PARK, TUCSON, El Presidio Historic Neighborhood Assn | A pocket park with historic interpretive displays will be developed in the heart of Tucson’s oldest neighborhood on a now-vacant lot adjacent to Presidio San Augustin and the Tucson Museum of Art.

CENTENNIAL PAVILION, City of Sierra Vista | The Sierra Vista City Council has authorized the design and construction of a new 4,044-square-foot band shell —the Centennial Pavilion— to be located in Veterans Memorial Park. The new shell will replace the smaller, less functional shell.

CENTENNIAL PHOTO PROJECT: TUCSON, Pima County Library |

CENTENNIAL PLAZA, City of Peoria | A development of approximately 3.4 acres, near existing public buildings, that will serve as a space for residents and visitors to reflect both on the history of Arizona and the City of Peoria. The plaza will include gathering spaces for seasonal and special events.

CENTENNIAL WALK, City of Flagstaff | A mural depicting significant aspects of the region’s history, along 100 feet of a section of the Flagstaff Urban Trails System, on the northern edge of the historic train depot property where the Flagstaff Visitor Center is located, to commemorate the Centennial.

CENTRAL ARIZONA DX ASSOCIATION CENTENNIAL SPECIAL EVENT OPERATION, Central Arizona DX Association | A special ham radio event during the week of February 13 to 19, 2012, focusing on the life of Barry Goldwater, and using portable sites in Prescott, Tucson and Phoenix.

CENTRAL AZ PROJECT ORAL HISTORIES, Central Arizona Project | During the past century, hundreds of people contributed to the planning, construction and management of the Central Arizona Project (CAP). In an effort to retain the valuable stories and experiences of key individuals who were instrumental in the development of this project, CAP is working to collect oral histories for preservation. By capturing these histories on tape and posting their words on the CAP Web site, the personalities of these pioneers are preserved for those to experience the passion, reflection and thoughtfulness of their words.

CHEERY: THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF A CHIRICAHUA LEOPARD FROG, Five Star Publications | Publication of a new children’s book, due for release in the summer of 2011, preserving a piece of Arizona’s ecological heritage.

COCHISE COUNTY HISTORY ON THE MOVE, Cochise County Arizona Centennial Committee | A countywide project that will record and share the heritage of the region, including a traveling exhibit, a website, and an informative booklet.

COLORED SCHOOL IN ELOY | 

COPPER ART MUSEUM: SHOWCASING ARIZONA’S GREATEST TREASURE, Clarkdale Copper Art Museum | A Museum of Copper Art is planned to be housed in the former Clarkdale High School. Built in 1928 this building will be restored to its original grandeur and will showcase unique copper art from around the world.

COPPER STATE MONUMENT, Clarkdale Heritage Center | The Town of Clarkdale founded in 1912 as a community to house workers from a nearby copper smelter, shares the same Centennial year as the Copper State of Arizona. A permanent monument to Arizona and the town will be built in the center of Clarkdale’s Historic Business District to mark their mutual 100th anniversaries.

CROWN KING HISTORICAL BUILDING REGISTRY, Crown King Historical Society| Research and document the history of the many historic homes and buildings still standing in Crown King, Arizona, and prepare a community walking tour booklet to educate Arizona residents and visitors about Crown King’s rich heritage.

EAGAR CENTENNIAL PARK, Town of Eagar | Designation of an area on Main Street in Eagar as a Centennial Park, with a gazebo, landscaping, picnic tables, benches, a wood structure for carillon bells, and kiosks with photos and narratives about Eagar history.

EARLY DANISH PIONEERS, Avis Jorgenson and Mary Cole | To ensure that Arizona’s history and culture are represented adequately, accurately and appropriately, Mary Cole and Avis Jorgenson are researching early Danish pioneers who immigrated to the New Mexico/Arizona Territory prior to statehood in 1912.  This information will be published in a hard-cover history book.

EISENDRATH HOUSE | Rehabilitation and adaptive reuse efforts for the Eisendrath House at the Carl Hayden Campus for Sustainability have begun and are ongoing. Decades of sparse use has caused the house to fall into a relative state of disrepair, but, with the local community now taking notice, these issues are being mitigated through the efforts of preservation and tourism advocates. The City of Tempe has developed a detailed plan for the future development and public interpretation of the site.

ENHANCING AZ MILITARY MUSEUM | The project involves enhancing the Arizona Military Museum by devising and making portable display cases for exhibits for presentations at sites away from the Museum and preserving the presentation of selected archival materials relating to the extensive and colorful history of the military in Arizona.

EXODUS PROJECT, Yavapai-Apache Nation | The creation of permanent displays and an educational interactive area in the Yavapai Culture Center, depicting the story of the forced march in 1875 of the Yavapai and Apache people from the Verde Valley to San Carlos, and their subsequent return.

EXTRAORDINARY YOUTH IN ARIZONA, East Valley Children’s Theatre | An original play by C. Lynn Johnson, portraying the lives of three exceptional young Arizonans (Mickey Free, Helen Sekaquaptewa, Carlos Montezuma) and their effect on Arizona history, to be performed at the Mesa Arts Center during 2012.

FLORENCE MEMORIAL PARK, Town of Florence |

FOUNDER SQUARE RENOVATION, Town of Salome|

FOUNTAIN HILLS CENTENNIAL CIRCLE, Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association | This project will be known as the “Fountain Hills Centennial Circle.” It covers approximately 18,625 square feet of land in front of the Fountain Hills Community Center, the Fountain Hills Library and the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum. The Circle will serve as a public, multi-functioning gathering and display space. The circle will be improved by a a series of monuments dedicated to the historical Five C’s, cattle, copper, citrus, cotton and climate, another monument showing the Arizona Centennial Seal, probably one honoring the neighboring Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation and, perhaps, one other. In addition there will be ground cover of various types and other improvements to be determined.

FOUNTAIN HILLS CENTENNIAL PUBLIC ART COLLECTION, Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association | A collection of at least 100 pieces of sculpture and flat art for display in the community during 2012 and thereafter.

GHOST TOWNS: A THEATRICAL ODYSSEY, Chamber Music Plus| Ghost Towns is a theatrical portrayal of ghost towns throughout Arizona and their stories. Arizona’s ghost towns are the backdrop for a theatrical glimpse into the Grand Canyon State’s stories of people, purpose, and place gone bad. This multi-media production created by the renown team of composer Brad Richter and writer Harry Clark featuring music, drama and visuals will be presented throughout Arizona in a variety of venues, the world premier taking place at the 600 seat Webb Center in Wickenburg in January of 2012.

GILLESPIE DAM BRIDGE PROJECT |

GLENDALE HISTORY ONLINE, Glendale Public Library | Five local cultural and academic organizations are working together to develop an online photographic archive of Glendale that will be available through the library Web site and the Arizona Memory Project.

GREENING OF DOWNTOWN, Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association | The Greening of Downtown Project was identified by citizens as the first step to implementing the Downtown Vision Plan. This step entails the planting of about 500 desert-adapted trees, shrubs and gardens in the landmark Fountain Park and downtown corridor. The project will preserve the views of the Fountain for residents, businesses and visitors in the downtown area while providing shade for the sidewalks and benches in the park.

HAYDEN FLOUR MILL REVITALIZATION PROJECT | 

HERITAGE PARK, Town of Buckeye | The 13.9-acre site of a former cotton gin in Buckeye will be redeveloped to incorporate the Buckeye Museum, a park, a trail, native agricultural fields, a farmers’ market and outdoor amphitheatre.

HERITAGE & HISTORY | 

HISTORIC ROUTE 66 GEOCACHING PROJECT |

HISTORIC ROUTE 66 PASSPORT PROJECT |

HISTORIC SPRINGERVILLE SCHOOL, Town of Springerville | Renovation of the historic school to revitalize the rich and diverse history that includes ancient cultures, Spanish, explorers, Mormon pioneers, Old West outlaws, long-standing ranching and timber industries and modern-day forest management. This facility will be used as a combination museum, chamber of commerce and conference center.

HONORING GOVENOR HUNT AT HISORIC TOMBSTONE |

I AM ARIZONA MUSIC: MIM CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF ARIZONA MUSIC HISTORY, Musical Instrument Museum| The Musical Instrument Museum will explore Arizona’s history through a musical lens by developing an exhibit that will feature stories of some of the state’s noteworthy musicians and significant musical traditions from the past 100 years. The exhibit will tell stories of the music and bands involved in the original Statehood celebrations in 1912; legendary musicians that come from Arizona, and the strong tradition of guitar making here in Phoenix. The exhibit will include artifacts, audio, and video. The exhibit will be complemented by a special evening of Arizona music on Feb. 14, 2012, ongoing centennial themed public programs, a curriculum for 4th grade teachers to supplement field trips, and an educational video project in which renowned Arizona musicians will perform and be interviewed.

IN OUR OWN WORDS: THE LIVES OF ARIZONA PIONEER WOMEN, Fireship Press | Publication of the recollections of 115 women who played a part in the building of a state, collected by the Federal Writers’ Project, and edited and organized by Barbara Marriott.

IN THE DEVILS FRYING PAN | The Arizona story from the mouths of those who lived it.  This production will celebrate the birth of the State of Arizona by weaving together important and colorful characters from our history to tell the Arizona story through music, dance, poetry, and theatrical performance of their oral histories.

JEROME A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, Jerome Public Library | A display of community history at the library, in conjunction with expansion of the library’s Arizona history collection.

JUSTICE LEARNING CENTER AND MUSEUM, Maricopa County Superior Court | A Justice Learning Center and Museum will be created in and around a restored cellblock on the sixth floor of the renovated 1929 Maricopa County Historic Old Courthouse.  Among the featured exhibits will be the famous Miranda case and the story of notorious accused axe murderess Winnie Ruth Judd.

KABQ’S HEARING THE CENTURY | 

KENICHI ZENIMURA – JAPANESE AMERICAN BASEBALL PIONEER, Bill Staples Jr.| A book documenting the most influential figure of the Japanese American Nisei Leagues, Zenichi Zenimura (1900-1968).

LADY LAW: LORNA LOCKWOOD OF ARIZONA, Sonja White David | A children’s book about Arizona’s first woman judge and Chief Justice, who grew up in Tombstone in the early twentieth century.

LIFE & MUSIC OF LOUISE LINCOLN KERR, Dr. Carolyn Waters Broe | This biography will look at the life of Louise Lincoln Kerr (1892-1977), composer, humanitarian and philanthropist. Kerr was the co-founder of the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Chamber Music Society and many other arts organizations in Arizona.

MEMORIES AND DREAMS, Raso/Bennett |

MESA GRANDE, Arizona Museum of National History | Mesa Grande is prehistoric Hohokam platform mound owned and preserved by the City of Mesa through the Arizona Museum of National History. The centennial legacy program will be the first phase of the project to include trails, interpretive modules and kiosks with shelters. The phase one centennial legacy project will allow the site to be open to the public.

NEW CHANDLER MUSEUM, City of Chandler | Operated by the Chandler Historic Society, the 25,000-square-foot New Chandler Museum will be constructed in historic downtown Chandler to replace a smaller facility.

OLD DOMINION HISTORIC MINE PARK, Gila County Historical Society ODMP Committee | Creation of a park on the site of one of Arizona’s earliest large copper mines, in Globe, to include hiking trails, picnic armadas, benches, and signage describing mining artifacts and history.

OFFICIAL CENTENNIAL U.S.P.S. POSTAL STATION, Show Low Historical Society Museum| The Show Low Historical Society Museum has a post office room with original furnishings from one of their past post offices. The room has been re-done to show the history of the Show Low Post Offices from the 1860′s to the present. This room will be used as an Official Centennial Postal Station on February 14, 2012. Arrangements have been made with the U.S.P.S. to accept and cancel mail here that day. They will also have a special philatelic cover with a cachet, stamp and cancel created just for the Centennial Celebration that will be available for the general public to purchase and mail, just for that one day from the Show Low Centennial Station at the museum. The pen, canceller and philatelic covers will then be permanently sealed in a special viewable, glassed in post office box for continuing display at the museum.

OLD LITCHFIELD TRAIN DEPOT, City of Goodyear | The City of Goodyear is planning to purchase the Old Litchfield Train Depot. The Spanish Eclectic style building was constructed in 1928. The city is establishing a state centennial committee that will make the final decisions as to what the building will be used for. Some suggestions include: veteran’s memorial, children’s reading room, senior meeting room, public art space, etc.

ONEBOOKAZ, AZ State Library | Sponsored by The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, since 2002, OneBook AZ has celebrated the joy of reading and the richness of our state by encouraging all Arizonans to read one book each year, chosen by popular vote, and to participate in discussions about its content. Over time, thousands of Arizonans each year will have the common experience of sharing wonderful stories about our state, one book at a time. (www.onebookAZ.org)

OUR FIRST CENTURY OF HOPE: ARIZONA’S CHILDREN ASSOCIATION 1912-2012, Arizona Children’s Association (AzCa)| In honor of their 100 year Anniversary, Arizona’s Children Association will put together a three-tiered plan to share its history with Arizonans in every county across the state. This plan will include the creation of a mini booklet, a timeline and a multi-module digital history presentation detailing the history of the organization and its commitment to Arizona’s children. Each of the three tiers will rely heavily upon primary source material available in the AzCa Archive Collection.

OUR LITTLE CORNER OF COCHISE COUNTY |

PAINTING OF THE FOUNDING OF THE SAN XAVIER DEL BAC MISSION, Daniel Torrez| Creation of a large oil painting, over 70 sq. ft, for the collection of the Phoenix Public Library, depicting a groundbreaking, but little known, moment in the state’s history.

PAST MEETS FUTURE, City of Casa Grande | The Casa Grande Arts & Humanities Commission will plan to commemorate the Arizona Centennial Anniversary with the “Past Meets the Future” celebration. This event will incorporate the entire Casa Grande community and will include historical brochures, commissioned art projects, student art and essay contents, and much more.

PAST TREASURERS OF COCHISE COUNTY, Cochise County Treasurer | Document and preserve the personal histories of the 21 people who have served as Cochise County Treasurer since February 1881.

PHOTO SUBMISSIONS / REGIONAL DISPLAYS |

PIMA COUNTY CENTENARIAN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, Pima County Public Library | An estimated twenty oral interviews of lifelong Pima County residents who are 100 years or older, conducted by trained library staffers, to be posted on the Arizona Memory Project.

PIONEER PARK SAVE OUR TRAIN, Save Our Train Committee | In 1958, the Southern Pacific Railroad donated engine #2355 to the children of Mesa. It has resided in the Pioneer Park playground for the past 50 years. One of a class of 10, the model T-31 4-6-0 was built by Baldwin Locomotive works in Philadelphia in 1912. What followed was more the 45 years of service, mainly in the west and southwestern US. With its accompanying oil tender, the train is approximately 80 feet in length and about 12 feet wide. The train was fenced off in the mid-1990s due to liability concerns.

PRESCOTT — WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, City of Prescott’s Arizona Centennial Committee | A book of 52 essays by 52 authors about the history of Prescott from 1912 to the present, together with 52 newspaper stories to be published weekly in the Prescott Daily Courier from February 2011 until February 2012.

PRESERVING AZ’s RECORDS, Friends of AZ Archives | In close collaboration with the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, the Friends of the Archives will create a searchable database on the Web, together with a CD, to inform people about where Arizona’s public records are stored and how to access them.

PROCLAMATION: BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAY, Buffalo Soldiers of the AZ Territory | An event at South Mountain Community College on June 19, 2012, in connection with the annual Juneteenth Celebration.

PROJECT 2012, Citrus Valley Playhouse / KJZZ | As the state prepares for the centennial, “Project 2012: Stories for Arizona Centennial Celebration” is designed to help create awareness, even passion for Arizona’s history, culture, and politics. In co-production with Citrus Valley Playhouse, KJZZ (National Public Radio) will broadcast a weekly series of 3 to 5 minute broadcasts that will reflect the breadth of Arizona experiences from Ancients to modern-day pioneers.

RECLAMATION AND AZ, Phoenix Office Bureau of Reclamation | An interactive Web site will examine the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s role in developing, managing and helping to conserve water and related resources in Arizona from the completion of Theodore Roosevelt Dam in 1911 to the building of the Central Arizona Project in the 1970s and 1980s.

REHABILITATION OF FLORENCE / SILVER KING HOTEL, Town of Florence | Originally built in 1876 and later modified in 1888, 1895 and 1917, this Victorian hotel, once the center of social life in Florence, will be rebuilt and restored for commercial businesses on the first floor and Town offices on the second floor, all of which will be open to the public.

RENAISSANCE OF THE GARDENS | 

RESTORATION OF TRAIN ORDER SEMAPHORE, Town of Patagonia | The 28-foot-tall historic steel and cast iron order semaphore, the apparatus used to signal trains to stop or proceed during the heyday of railroads in Southern Arizona, will be restored as part of larger project – the rehabilitation of the110-year-old train depot – now the location of Patagonia Town Hall.  A 2.5-mile loop walking trail has been created that starts at the semaphore and goes along the railroad tracks and Sonoita Creek into downtown Patagonia.

ROUND VALLEY CENTENNIAL NEWSPAPER, Springer/Eagar CC|

ROUTE 66, ARIZONA – AN AMERICAN STORY,  Diamond Valley Productions, Inc.| “Route 66, Arizona, An American Story” is a DVD whose purpose is twofold. First, it is the history of Arizona’s section of Route 66. Second, it is meant to entertain the viewer as they watch it at home. Seeing this fantastic part of Arizona’s history will create a desire for others to make the trip and visit all the great places along this wonderful ribbon of history. This project contains video taken over a two year period and includes interviews with some very significant people including Angel Delgadillo, who had a very important part of the nature and longevity of this highway. There will be humor, facts and fun interwoven into the fabric of the story. The project was conceived, created and produced in Arizona by Norman Fisk, an Arizona native, himself, and also one of the creators of the original music.

SALUTE TO SUN DEVIL SERVICE, Arizona State University Intercollegiate Athletics| An exhibit at ASU’s Schaefer Hall of Fame to honor approximately 200 student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators who served or are currently serving in the military.

SANTA CRUZ VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance| The Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance in partnership with other organizations and jurisdictions is seeking federal designation as a National Heritage Area for the Santa Cruz Valley. This area will encourage residents, government agencies, non-profit groups and private partners to plan and implement programs and projects that recognize, preserve and celebrate the defining landscapes and cultural traditions of the Santa Cruz Valley.

SAN XAVIER MISSION Patronato San Xavier | Preservation work begun in 1989 will continue at San Xavier del Bac Mission, founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. The restoration team has been working since 1989 on the National Historic Landmark to refinish the exterior with a traditional lime plaster.

SCOTTSDALE HISTORY – ACCESS AND IMAGES, Scottsdale Public Library | A collaborative effort between Scottsdale Leadership, the Scottsdale Public Arts program and the City’s Communications and Public Affairs Office to collect historical photographs of Scottsdale.

SCOTTSDALE REMEMBERS: RECOLLECTIONS OF OUR PAST, Scottsdale Public Library | This project to gather, digitize describe and store historic Scottsdale photographs, using text and audio, will be made available through the Scottsdale Public Library Web site and catalog, as well as the Arizona Memory Project. The library will work with the Scottsdale Unified School District to make the photographs available as part of the Scottsdale history curriculum unit.

SECRETS: MAP TO PRESCOTT’S PUBLIC ART | 

SEDONA PUBLIC ARTWORK FOR ST ROUTE 179|

SHOW LOW AND THE LAST TRAIN TO MAVERICK, Show Low Historical Society| Includes two permanent exhibits. The first is “Show Low, Arizona, 1912-2012 Past, Present and Future.” It contains images of what was happening on the “world stage” in 1912, plus images of buildings in Show Low in 1912 with their present counterpart. The second is “The Last Train to Maverick” which is being built by the Silver Creek Railroaders model train club and will tell the story of the timber industry in the town of McNary and Maverick in the White Mountains.

SIGNS OF ARIZONA, Phillip Waring| Signs of Arizona is a historical photo book showing actual signs found all over Arizona.

STEREOSCOPIC HISTORY OF AZ, Jeremy Rowe | The book produced through this project provide a brief overview of stereo photography from its inception to ca 1870 when the bulk of Arizona stereo documentation begins. The text is organized by decades and includes an overview of Arizona history and brief biographies of the most notable stereo photographers illustrated with examples of their work in Arizona.

STORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST | A new book that tells the story of Arizona, concentrating on the real-life history of the diverse groups who have lived in east-central Arizona, ranging from pre-historic communities through the historic Native American tribes, the early Hispanic and Anglo explorers to the early settlers. The stories in the book are being told in events throughout the state during the Centennial celebration.

TEACHING AZ HISTORY WITH AN ARIZONA ATLAS, Arizona Geographic Alliance | The AZ Geographic Alliance will disseminate to educators and general public the 40-page color atlas designed for elementary classrooms, together with prepared lessons for teachers. The atlas can be purchased from the publisher, or the maps can be downloaded for free from the Alliance Web Site.

THE ARIZONA STORY, Arizona Historical Society | The Arizona Story represents the new generation of educational programming. Written by the Arizona Historical Society (AHS), the fourth grade textbook combines vivid graphics, museum collections, state and national history, and supports multiple intelligence learning strategies for the classroom.

THE NEW DEAL IN ARIZONA: CONNECTIONS TO OUR HISTORIC LANDSCAPE, J. J. Lamb | An ongoing project to research Arizona’s response to the Great Depression, resulting in a heritage tourism map, and the development of a Web site, hosted by the University of Arizona Library.

THE OLD VAIL POST OFFICE — BETWEEN THE TRACKS, Vail Preservation Society | This project involves the restoration of the post office, the only surviving building from the railroad era, to serve as a visitors’ center, interpreting the history of Vail and the surrounding region.

THE SISTER SERAPHIM MEMORIAL MUSEUM AT THE HERMITAGE CAT SHELTER, The Hermitage Cat Shelter | Creation of a small museum to tell the story of Sister Seraphim (formerly Veronica Lowe) and the establishment in 1965 of her no-kill cat sanctuary in Tucson.

TIMES PAST: REFLECTIONS OF ARIZONA HISTORY, AZ Capitol Times | Since 1980, the Arizona Capitol Times, the state’s political weekly, has published “Times Past,” a column featuring historic vignettes of Arizona. About 120 of the periodic columns will be collected and compiled into book form.

TORI TORTOISE TURNS 100 | The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published an Arizona Centennial Children’s Book entitled, Tori Tortoise Turns 100.  The book is now being featured in Arizona libraries for a Centennial Summer Reading Program.  The book is written for elementary school children; and yet, it incorporates the vital historic lessons associated with the development of towns, cities, mines, monuments, Tribal people and their cultural ceremonies, and the spectacular outdoor adventures that can be found only in our treasured Arizona landscapes.  BLM has offices and partners throughout Arizona.  In every part of the state, our agency is sponsoring or co-sponsoring Arizona Centennial events. Over 10,000 copies of Tori Tortoise Turns 100 have/will be distributed, free, to Arizona youth who participate in official Arizona Centennial Projects throughout the state.  The book can also be downloaded from the WEB at: www.blm.gov/az 

TOVREA CASTLE / CARRARO CACTUS GARDEN, Phoenix Parks & Recreation | A partnership of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, the Phoenix Historic Preservation Office, the State Historic Preservation Office, Tovrea Castle and Carraro Cactus Garden have restored this landmark. Plans include opening the landmark to the public with interpretive trails, exhibits, tours and the opportunity for public and social events.

TRAILS TO TRANSPORTATION |  

U.S. ROUTE 89 PROJECT, U.S. Route 89 Appreciation Society | The U.S. Route 89 Appreciation Society will collect and store information and photographs about the Arizona portion of U.S. Route 89, which runs across the state from Nogales to beyond Page in the north, to expand an existing Web site for visitors and historians.

UDALL HOME / ELM HOTEL, City of St. Johns | This project will involve restoring the Udall home, built by David K. Udall in 1912, to its historic grandeur. Five spacious rooms on the second story will be renovated to provide a clean, comfortable bed and breakfast atmosphere.

VALLE DEL SOL’S PROFILES OF SUCCESS | 

VERDE CONFLUENCE DIGITAL STORYTELLING PROJECT, Verde Confluence Centennial Committee | Short vignettes, composed of narration and voice over, combined with video footage, still photographs and graphics capturing the history of the lower Verde, will be compiled on 60- to 90-minute DVDs, and presented at no charge to the public.

VETERANS MEMORIAL—TEMPE |

VOICES OF AFTERSCHOOL, Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence| Voices of Afterschool is a statewide afterschool writing project celebrating Arizona’s Centennial and the creative expressing of Arizona’s youth. Through the project, youth in grades K-12 participating in afterschool programs throughout Arizona will have the opportunity to submit a piece of writing based on one of three prompts:

I am proud to live in Arizona

Young people are important to Arizona’s future because…

My vision for Arizona in the next 100 years is…

AzCase will select 100 essays for inclusion in a published piece representing the diversity of youth views and perceptions across the state which will debut at the annual awards luncheon.

VOICES OF VAIL – MAKING A LIFE ALONG CIENEGA CREEK, Vail Preservation Society | The Voices of Vail documentary will present the many stories of Vail through on-camera interviews, historic and current photographs, oral history recordings, footage of our beautiful landscape and on-site filming of events like 84 year old Jimmy Lopez roping and with younger family members at the 100+ year old family homestead. The Vail Preservation Society is working with videographer Dennis Farris of VisualCoolness, a Vail based business.

WHY ARIZONA? Arizona Migration Digital Library, University Libraries | The three Arizona university libraries will collaborate on creating a database describing as many as 50,000 items.

WICKENBURG: IMAGES OF AMERICA, Desert Caballeros Western Museum| A new publication, a history of Wickenburg, to be released in January 2012, written by western historian Lynn Downey, and published by Arcadia Publishing.

WILLIAMSON VALLEY ROAD, IMAGES OF AMERICA- Kathy Lopez & Morgan Ranch Park Assoc.| A new publication describing the history of the communities along a 66 mile road north of Prescott.

YAVAPAI COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE LEGACY PROJECT: VERDE VALLEY HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS, Sheila Sullivan Polk| The Yavapai County Attorney’s Legacy Project involves the collection and reproduction of historic photographs of the Verde Valley area. The photographs have been selected by themes and represent many communities in the Verde Valley region of Yavapai County. These communities include Cottonwood, Rim Rock, Jerome, Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Sedona. The collection of historic photographs will accurately portray the history of the Verde Valley communities through the years 1870 to 1930. The photographs will be on permanent display in the lobby and conference rooms of the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office in Camp Verde. The collection will be unveiled during a public open house on February 10, 2012, in honor of Statehood Day.

YAVAPAI COUNTY: THE KEY TO ARIZONA, Manzanita Films | A video documentary of Yavapai County will look at this unique area in central Arizona, highlighting the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, the Yavapai Apache Nation, and Western settlement in the cities, towns and unincorporated areas.

Yavapai: 12 Poems in Honor of Arizona’s Centennial, 1912-2012, Mary Holden and Kathryn Henneman| This book of art and poetry is a collaboration between author Mary Holden and artist Kathryn Henneman, honoring Arizona’s first 100 years. The poetry is all about the experience of living in Arizona; the art used illustrates the colors of Yavapai County and a Navajo rug. The first 2,500 copies have already been paid for by State Farm Insurance and distributed at the National Hispanic Women’s Conference in October of 2011.