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15 Rare Photos From Arizona That Will Take You Straight To The Past

Arizona has only celebrated statehood for 103 years, quite a bit shorter than many other states. However, its past is far richer if you consider its history as the Arizona Territory, New Mexico Territory, Mexico, and indigenous homeland. Here are 15 of our favorite photos that show off Arizona’s history from when cameras first opened their shutters on our landscape.

Which photo is your favorite? Are there any areas that you would like to have seen in the past? Tell us in the comments below!

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.