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August 3, 2011

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P��� 6 VOICES FROM THE PAST Excerpts from “In the Shadow of Saguaros” By Rosalee Oldham Wheeler History of Arizona’s State Flag ~ part 3 (Previous story: “History of Arizona’s State Flag ~ and the many fl ags that has fl own over the state part 2”) ture of the Confederate troops from New Mexico Territory, of which Ari- zona was then a part, the fl ag of the United States of America was again unfurled over Tucson. This time it was the 34-star fl ag that was hoisted by Military Governor James H. Carlton. In 1862 the new stars on Old Glory represented the additions of Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Minne- sota, and Oregon into the United States. Governor Carlton felt the fl ag issue was settled once and for all as the Confederacy withdrew the last of its troops from north of the 34th Parallel in New Mexico Territory. ARIZONA WESTCOAST REALTY Realtors: BARBARA COWELL 928-916-4222, Cell CAROLYN GUTHRIE 928-916-8469, Cell JOHN YACKLEY, BROKER 928-916-1195, Cell E-mail: 360 N. Plymouth Ave., Quartzsite • • 928-927-8900 With the Union victory at Glorieta Pass in July of 1862 and the depar- ���.D�����M��������.��� liberty. From Canada to Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacifi c, millions of strong arms are raised in its defense, and above the efforts of all foreign and domestic foes. It is destined to live untarnished and transcendent.” McCormick hoist- ed the Stars and Strips and called for cheers. The men obliged with gusto and Reverend H.W. Read of- fered a prayer. Since the hoisting of that 34-star A����� 3, 2011 gress who later became a United States Senator and President pro tem of the Senate, conceived a fl ag that refl ected the historical values of Arizona Territory. The lower half of the fl ag would fl ag of the United States there have been 16 new versions of the fl ag, each fl own over Arizona Terri- United States Flag of 1862 tory as additional new states were received into the United States of America. The concept for the Arizona be a fi eld of blue, the same Liberty Blue found in the fl ag of the United States. The upper half of the fl ag would represent the 13 original colonies of the United States and the western setting sun. The red found in the rays of the setting sun would also the same shade of red found in the national fl ag. The al- ternating yellow rays represent the setting sun and together with the blue fi eld would later become Arizona’s State Colors. The red and yellow colors found in the rays are the colors fl own by the Spanish Conquistadors led by Coronado in his unsuccessful search for the Sev- en Cities of Cibola in 1540. In the center of the fl ag is a copper-col- ored fi ve-point star and identifi ed Arizona as the largest producer of copper in the nation. The fl ag was fi rst sewn by Carl Hayden’s wife, Nan D. Hayden. Restaurant and Bar. Off Track Betting. Outside Seating. Approx. 4700 square foot building with asphalt parking lot. Located on busy Main Street. $375,000. Ad- jacent property also for sale. Give Barbara a call and get more infor- mation. #8080. Looking for an RV lot in Quartzsite? We have many to choose from starting at $34,000. Town water and sewer with electrical service to most. Owner fi nancing on some. Call us and let us know what you are looking for and we will help you in your search. If you are looking for acreage in the outlying areas, we have that too. We have a number of 5 acre parcels starting at $25,000. We also have 8 acre and 10 acre parcels with improvements on them. Larger parcels also available. Owner may carry on some. Give us a call and let us fi nd you what you are looking for Frame Built home on 1/3 acre. 2 bedroom, 2 bath with Arizona room. Carport. Town water and sewer. Very clean. Asking $99,000. Lowest priced frame built home on the Quartzsite mar- ket. Call for an appoint- ment to see. #8086 State fl ag that billows in the warm breezes today was actually cre- ated two years before Arizona be- came the 48th state on February 14, 1912. In 1910 the Arizona Rifl e Team attended the National Rifl e Matches at Camp Perry in Ohio. It was brought to the attention of the team captain, Colonel Charles Wilfred Harris, that the Arizona team didn’t have a “state” fl ag as the other teams did. Colonel Har- ris, together with Carl Hayden Ar- izona’s fi rst representative in Con- Arizona State Flag  SEE FLAG ON PAGE 7 Alternative Therapies “SIZZLIN” SUMMER SPECIAL!! Refer 3 and You are FREE! * • Reiki This 2.44 acre parcel has a lot of income potential. Pro- pane sales, building rentals, Laundromat, meat market, and outside storage. Cur- rent owner is negotiable on lease back. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home also located on property. Located on Hwy 95 close to main Street intersection. Additional RV hookup in back. A good buy at $495,000. #8023. Completely furnished home and guest home. Covered patio on both. Additional RV hookup on concrete slab. Detached Metal Garage. Unique landscaping. Mature shade trees. Com- pletely fenced on this 1 acre property. Pride of ownership. Very private. $130,000. #8096. What a cutie. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a corner lot in Rainbow Acres with fantastic views of the mountains. Detached garage. Nicely land- scaped. Covered Patio area for entertaining and separate spa room. Owner may carry. Ask- ing $155,000. Make an offer. #8140. This 1.09 acre parcel has 3 homes on it and an ad- ditional RV hookup. 2 manufactured double wide mobile homes each having 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Smaller frame built home with 1 bedroom, 1 bath. 20’x80’ aluminum shop with 2 bay doors. Town water and sewer to all homes. Mexican brick on 3 sides. Right on busy Main St. Asking $225,000. #8115. • Hypnosis • Ear Candling with Barbara • Massage with Barbara or Lois • We do Hot Rock, Sweedish, or Deep Tissue massage • We also do massage and ear candling for dogs * MIX OR MATCH----Refer 3 people to Barbara, or 3 people to Lois, and YOUR treatment is FREE!!! 255 N. CENTRAL BLVD. PALM PLAZA #8, QUARTZSITE Barbara 928-927-5858 Lois 928-273-8348

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